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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


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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


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


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