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An academic Indian summer

Angela Penrose

in No Ordinary Woman: The Life of Edith Penrose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198753940
eISBN:
9780191815720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753940.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

After her husband’s death in 1984 and retirement from INSEAD Edith enjoyed the resurgence of interest in her work and its increasing influence on aspects of economic, business, and management theory ... More


The Theory of the Growth of the Firm

Jago Penrose

in No Ordinary Woman: The Life of Edith Penrose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198753940
eISBN:
9780191815720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753940.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

This chapter comprises a description of Edith’s influential book, The Theory of the Growth of the Firm, how it came to be written, and its main arguments. It is often called revolutionary. She showed ... More


No Ordinary Woman: The Life of Edith Penrose

Angela Penrose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198753940
eISBN:
9780191815720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753940.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

Edith Penrose was a creative thinker, a distinguished economist, and an inspirational teacher who profoundly challenged the prevailing orthodoxy in several fields, including micro-economics, business ... More


The Life and Work of Edith Penrose: Appreciating the Classics in Temporal and Historical Perspective

David Musson

in Time, Temporality, and History in Process Organization Studies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198870715
eISBN:
9780191913341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870715.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Edith Penrose (1914–96) was a pioneering and original scholar whose best-known work, The Theory of the Growth of the Firm written over sixty years ago, has had enduring influence and is now regarded ... More


California

Angela Penrose

in No Ordinary Woman: The Life of Edith Penrose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198753940
eISBN:
9780191815720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753940.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

This chapter discusses Edith Penrose’s childhood and family background in California and early life in road camps on Highway One along the Pacific coast with her family, including two younger ... More


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