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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


Corporate Management of Science & Scientific Management of Corporations

Catherine L. Fisk

in Working Knowledge: Employee Innovation and the Rise of Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833025
eISBN:
9781469605333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899069_fisk.13
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter shows how the spread of bureaucratic employment practices and the growth of firms eventually narrowed differences in legal status that previously had separated creative employees from ... 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


Introduction

David B. Audretsch and Albert N. Link

in Valuing an Entrepreneurial Enterprise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199730377
eISBN:
9780199932795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730377.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter is an introduction to the book. The case is set forth in this chapter that the topic of the valuation of an entrepreneurial enterprise has for the most part been ignored because, in the ... More


Internationalization at the Firm Level

Hwy-Chang Moon

in The Strategy for Korea's Economic Success

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190228798
eISBN:
9780190228828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190228798.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Internationalization plays a key role in promoting the growth of firms and building their competitiveness. Although key decision-makers at the firm and national level often misunderstand the nature ... 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


Australia

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/9780198753940.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

In 1955 Edith and Penrose undertook sabbaticals at the Australian National University in Canberra. Edith and her three sons travelled across the USA by train and sailed from California. She and Fritz ... More


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