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Codification, Abstraction, and Firm Differences: A Cognitive Information‐based Perspective

Max H. Boisot, Ian C. MacMillan, and Kyeong Seok Han

in Explorations in Information Space: Knowledge, Actors, and Firms

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199250875
eISBN:
9780191719509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250875.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The resource-based view shares with population ecology, organizational systematics, organizational cladistics, and institutional theory a concern with why firms differ and with what keeps them ... More


Measuring Competence? Exploring Firm Effects in Drug Discovery

Rebecca Henderson and Iain Cockburn

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:
10.1093/0199248540.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter explores the role of ‘competence’ in pharmaceutical research. It provides support for the existence of sources of heterogeneity highlighted by the resource‐based view of the firm by ... More


Knowledge Accession Strategies and the Spatial Organization of R&D

John Cantwell and Feng Zhang

in Innovation and Growth: From R&D Strategies of Innovating Firms to Economy-wide Technological Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646685
eISBN:
9780191748998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646685.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This study investigates the technological knowledge accumulation pattern of the world’s largest firms in the electrical equipment (EE) industry. The study founds that a firm’s ability to integrate ... More


How Technological Competencies Help Define the Core (Not the Boundaries) of the Firm

Pari Patel and Keith Pavitt

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:
10.1093/0199248540.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter studies technological capabilities across around 400 of the world's largest technologically active firms, as measured by their patenting activities. There found a robust evidence of ... More


Intranational Trade Costs, Reallocation, and Technical Change: Evidence from a Canadian Agricultural Trade Policy Reform

Mark Brown, Shon M. Ferguson, and Crina Viju-Miljusevic

in Agricultural Productivity and Producer Behavior

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226619804
eISBN:
9780226619941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226619941.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The 1995 removal of a railway transportation subsidy for exports of grains from Western Canada led to large aggregate changes in technology adoption and land use. We decompose the impact of the ... More


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