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Knowledge‐Intensive Firms, Communities, and Creative Cities 1

Patrick Cohendet and Laurent Simon

in Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545490
eISBN:
9780191720093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545490.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

This contribution focuses on the relationship between the urban milieu and high creativity firms, focusing on the videogames sector in Montreal. It reveals an organizational frame of a lack of large ... More


The Roles of IPR Regime on Thailand's Technological Catching Up

Patarapong Intarakumnerd and Peera Charoenporn

in Intellectual Property Rights, Development, and Catch-Up: An International Comparative Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199574759
eISBN:
9780191722660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574759.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter discusses the case of Thailand and argues that technological learning by firms has been slow and passive owing to three factors: the failure of the educational system to create a strong ... More


‘Big Push’ versus Absorptive Capacity: How to Reconcile the Two Approaches

Patrick Guillaumont and Sylviane Guillaumont Jeanneney

in Foreign Aid for Development: Issues, Challenges, and the New Agenda

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580934
eISBN:
9780191723346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580934.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this chapter we examine whether absorptive capacity can constitute sufficient justification for rejecting the proposal of a large aid increase to support the ‘big push’. We argue that the ... More


The Technical-Industrial Research Institutes in the Norwegian Innovation System

Lars Nerdrum and Magnus Gulbrandsen

in Innovation, Path Dependency, and Policy: The Norwegian Case

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199551552
eISBN:
9780191720819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551552.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Innovation

This chapter analyses the role of technical-industrial research institutes for industrial innovation in Norway. Using statistical data and a survey among firms, it is shown that there are many ... More


Climate Change and Ownership of the Atmosphere

Mathias Risse

in On Global Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142692
eISBN:
9781400845507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142692.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the implications of Common Ownership for duties resulting from climate change. It explains what we can learn from the standpoint of collective ownership of the earth about how ... More


Creating the Future: Thinking Strategically about Knowledge Retention

David W. DeLong

in Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170979
eISBN:
9780199789719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170979.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter describes five things leaders must do to support strategic thinking about knowledge retention. This includes: (1) always linking organizational strategy to knowledge management ... More


Knowledge Integration Challenges when Outsourcing Manufacturing

Lars Bengtsson, Mandar Dabhilkar, and Robin von Haartman

in Knowledge Integration and Innovation: Critical Challenges Facing International Technology-Based Firms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693924
eISBN:
9780191730580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693924.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

Industrial firms experience a strong tension between high demands to outsource manufacturing to low-cost regions and the need to integrate and co-locate key competencies in product development ... More


A Theory of Interactive Learning

Bart Nooteboom

in Learning and Innovation in Organizations and Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241002
eISBN:
9780191696886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241002.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter further develops and clarifies the notions of absorptive capacity and cognitive distance discussed in Chapter 3. It considers issues of governance: how to deal with relational risk in ... More


Relating Knowledge Integration and Absorptive Capacity: Knowledge Boundaries and Reflective Agency in Path-Dependent Processes

Christian Berggren, Jörg Sydow, and Fredrik Tell

in Managing Knowledge Integration Across Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198785972
eISBN:
9780191831621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785972.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Absorptive capacity and knowledge integration are key concepts in knowledge-based analyses of firms. Knowledge integration focuses on knowledge scope and integration of differentiated knowledge; ... More


Carrying Capacity—Past and Present

Alon Tal

in The Land Is Full: Addressing Overpopulation in Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300216882
eISBN:
9780300224955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300216882.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the question of how many people can live in the land of Israel. It considers the implications of the present food supply on potential population levels. It begins by addressing ... More


State Capacity and Aid Effectiveness in Weak States in the Greater Middle East

Mark McGillivray

in Fragile Politics: Weak States in the Greater Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190246211
eISBN:
9780190638511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190246211.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Stronger states provide aid to weak, failing, or fragile states to help them establish and sustain peace, prevent their slide into civil collapse, and achieve sustainable growth and development over ... More


The Origin of Absorptive Capacity in Korea: How Korean Industry Learnt

Keun Lee

in How Nations Learn: Technological Learning, Industrial Policy, and Catch-up

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198841760
eISBN:
9780191877155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841760.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Absorptive capacity (AC), defined by Cohen and Levinthal (1989, 1990) as a firm’s ability to identify, value, assimilate, and exploit knowledge from the environment, is a binding constraint for ... More


Learning to Catch up in Africa

Arkebe Oqubay and Taffere Tesfachew

in How Nations Learn: Technological Learning, Industrial Policy, and Catch-up

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198841760
eISBN:
9780191877155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841760.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

African countries are ‘late-latecomers’ to industrialization and have weak manufacturing sectors, poor export performance, low technological capability, and weak domestic linkages, unlike many ... More


UN‐led reconstruction following US‐led military intervention: Afghanistan

Graciana del Castillo

in Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237739
eISBN:
9780191717239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237739.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

Following US-led military intervention and regime change, Afghanistan's reconstruction, unlike Iraq's, was largely UN-led. The new government made executive decisions but was highly aid-dependent. By ... More


Theories of the Firm and Open Innovation

Wim Vanhaverbeke and Myriam Cloodt

in New Frontiers in Open Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199682461
eISBN:
9780191762895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682461.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Open innovation (OI) has only sporadically been related to existing theoretical frameworks. The chapter starts by connecting OI to business and corporate strategy. Secondly, the relations with ... More


Capital Flight and Economic Development in Africa

S. Ibi Ajayi

in Capital Flight from Africa: Causes, Effects, and Policy Issues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718550
eISBN:
9780191788000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718550.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses how capital flight constrains and undermines economic growth and development in Africa because of the resource gap which it exacerbates. It emphasizes that capital flight ... More


Hibernia Hospital

Brian Fitzgerald, Jay P. Kesan, Barbara Russo, Maha Shaikh, and Giancarlo Succi

in Adopting Open Source Software: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262516358
eISBN:
9780262298261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262516358.003.0004
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines the adoption of two open source software (OSS) applications at Hibernia Hospital in Ireland: The Star Office desktop suite, whose deployment was ultimately unsuccessful; and an ... More


The Italian Chamber of Deputies

Brian Fitzgerald, Jay P. Kesan, Barbara Russo, Maha Shaikh, and Giancarlo Succi

in Adopting Open Source Software: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262516358
eISBN:
9780262298261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262516358.003.0008
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines the adoption of open source software (OSS) by the Italian Chamber of Deputies. It explains that the motivation for considering OSS was to provide the administration with a ... More


On the Engine of Innovation:: The Role of Migration and Knowledge Spillovers

Luisa Gagliardi

in The Mobility of Students and the Highly Skilled: Implications for Education Financing and Economic Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028172
eISBN:
9780262326018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028172.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Similar to chapter 10, this chapter sets forth another major aspect of the mobility of graduates.Migration as a fundamental mechanism of knowledge diffusion is broadly analysed in the economic ... More


Managing Knowledge Integration Across Boundaries

Frederik Tell, Christian Berggren, Stefano Brusoni, and Andrew Van de Ven

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198785972
eISBN:
9780191831621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785972.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The increasing specialization of knowledge is a defining feature of the global economy and creates opportunities for efficiency gains and economic growth. However, as knowledge becomes more ... More


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