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The Effects of Technological Change on the Boundaries of Existing Firms

Paul L. Robertson and Gianmario Verona

in Flexibility and Stability in the Innovating Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290475
eISBN:
9780191603495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290474.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter explores the reciprocal relationship between technological innovation and the boundaries of the firm, and the paths in which firm boundaries might be expected to follow under different ... More


Changing Boundaries of Firms in the Evolution of the Computer Industry: Towards a History‐Friendly Model

Franco Malerba, Richard Nelson, Luigi Orsenigo, and Sidney Winter

in Flexibility and Stability in the Innovating Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290475
eISBN:
9780191603495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290474.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter analyzes the changing boundaries of firms in terms of vertical integration and dis-integration (specialization) in dynamic and uncertain technological and market environments. In ... More


Business Persons: A Legal Theory of the Firm

Eric W. Orts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199670918
eISBN:
9780191749599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670918.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book explains the legal structure of business firms as they operate in the world today. It describes the legal foundations or “matrix” from which all firms are built, managed, and governed. The ... More


Managing and Regulating the Shifting Boundaries of the Firm

Eric W Orts

in Business Persons: A Legal Theory of the Firm

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199670918
eISBN:
9780191749599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670918.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the legal boundaries of the firm, which shift depending on questions that are asked (an organizational version of the “uncertainty principle”). The legal boundaries of firms ... More


Theory of the Firm

Lalita Som

in The Capitals of Nations: The Role of Human, Social, and Institutional Capital in Economic Evolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199452736
eISBN:
9780199084548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452736.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter uses the concepts of human capital, social capital, and institutional capital to explain the existence of the firm and boundaries of the firm. In addition, it provides a brief literature ... More


Introduction—The Recognition and Boundaries of the Firm

Eric W Orts

in Business Persons: A Legal Theory of the Firm

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199670918
eISBN:
9780191749599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670918.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The introduction discusses the role of law in the social recognition, conceptual definition, and historical evolution of business enterprises, also known as firms. It describes firms as social ... More


Fragmentation: Survey-based Evidence for France

Lionel Fontagné and Aurélien D’Isanto

in The Factory-Free Economy: Outsourcing, Servitization, and the Future of Industry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198779162
eISBN:
9780191824333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779162.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Chapter 6 by Fontagné and D’Isanto focuses on which core competence to retain within the firm and what to outsource or offshore. Using a 2012 fragmentation survey of global value chains in fifteen ... More


Business Model Innovation and Organizational Design: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective

Sunyoung Leih, Greg Linden, and David J. Teece

in Business Model Innovation: The Organizational Dimension

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198701873
eISBN:
9780191771606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701873.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Strategy

Dynamic capabilities are deeply enmeshed with business model innovation and implementation. They reside partly in the collective learning and culture of the organization as well as in the ... More


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