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Constructing Capabilities in Entrepreneurial Technology Firms: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Germany, Sweden, and the UK

Richard Whitley and Steven Casper

in Business Systems and Organizational Capabilities: The Institutional Structuring of Competitive Competences

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199205172
eISBN:
9780191709555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205172.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter explores the mechanisms linking dominant institutions to distinctive business competences in Germany, Sweden, and the UK, and looks at the relative success of these mechanisms in some ... More


Foundations of Corporate Success: How Business Strategies Add Value

John Kay

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289883
eISBN:
9780191718205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828988X.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Corporate success derives from a competitive advantage, which is based on distinctive capabilities. Competitive advantage relates to the unique character of a firm's relationship with its suppliers, ... More


Appropriability

John Kay

in Foundations of Corporate Success: How Business Strategies Add Value

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289883
eISBN:
9780191718205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828988X.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

If a competitive advantage is to form the basis of corporate success, it must also be appropriable. Appropriability is the capacity of the firm to retain the added value it creates for its own ... More


The Nation

John Kay

in Foundations of Corporate Success: How Business Strategies Add Value

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289883
eISBN:
9780191718205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828988X.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Explains the relation between competitive advantage in the firm and competitive advantage in the national economy. In the context of a free market system, the former can lead to the other, given that ... More


Innovation

John Kay

in Foundations of Corporate Success: How Business Strategies Add Value

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289883
eISBN:
9780191718205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828988X.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The final primary distinctive capability is ‘Innovation’. However, firms may often fail to secure the returns from innovation for themselves. In this context, the chapter analyses the problems of ... More


Appropriability and the Challenge of Scope: Banc One Routinizes Replication

Gabriel Szulanski

in The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248544
eISBN:
9780191596155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248540.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter is concerned with the mechanisms through which routines are made common across a group of related organizations, in this case the member banks of a bank group. The group of banks ... More


Market Entry Strategies for Innovators: Avoiding Pyrrhic Victories

David J. Teece

in Managing Intellectual Capital: Organizational, Strategic, and Policy Dimensions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295426
eISBN:
9780191596964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295421.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The distribution of the profits of innovation (among the innovating firm, imitators and followers, suppliers and customers) is influenced by entry strategies for innovators and conditioned by ... More


Imitation Strategies for Owners of Complementary Assets

David J. Teece

in Managing Intellectual Capital: Organizational, Strategic, and Policy Dimensions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295426
eISBN:
9780191596964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295421.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The increasing strength of intellectual property laws changes the opportunities for firms to benefit from technological innovation. These opportunities stems in part from the ease of imitation and ... More


Understanding the Licensing Option *

David J. Teece

in Managing Intellectual Capital: Organizational, Strategic, and Policy Dimensions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295426
eISBN:
9780191596964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295421.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Licensing is often practised by owners of intellectual capital in particular, when they do not own all the relevant complementary assets. To preserve its returns from innovation, the firm owning ... More


Conclusions

Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid and Jaime Ros

in Development and Growth in the Mexican Economy: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371161
eISBN:
9780199870608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371161.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 11 concludes by reviewing how the binding constraints on Mexico's economic development have been changing over time, distinguishing among those that have acted on the social returns to ... More


Being Constantly Elsewhere

Emanuele Coccia

in Sensible Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267415
eISBN:
9780823272358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267415.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that our sensible life, or experience, is not found only in our biological bodies; it is always able to be elsewhere from the place in which it was produced. In both dream and in ... More


Competition and Innovation: Did Arrow Hit the Bull's Eye?

Carl Shapiro

in The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226473031
eISBN:
9780226473062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473062.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter, which offers a synthetic assessment of how the lessons of the economics of innovation inform merger analysis, contrasts two dominant perspectives that inform merger analysis: Arrow ... More


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