Competence, Governance, and Entrepreneurship: Advances in Economic Strategy Research

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This volume brings together prominent voices on competence, governance, and entrepreneurship to advance and stimulate economic strategy research. By pooling and mobilizing intellectual resources of both competence and governance perspectives, the contributions show that an innovative joint venture between these two main perspectives can lead to a new avenue of future research on strategic issues such as 'corporate growth', 'interfirm cooperation', and 'corporate entrepreneurship.'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198297178
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 11.40 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicolai Foss is Professor in the Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy at the Copenhagen Business School. Volker Mahnke is Assistant Professor at the Copenhagen Business School.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Advancing Research on Competence, Governance, and Entrepreneurship, Nicolai Foss and Volker Mahnke
Part I: Fundamental Perspectives
Chapter 2: Strategy Research: Competence and Governance Perspectives, Oliver Williamson
Chapter 3: The Knowledge-Based Approach and Organizational Economics: How much do they really Differ? And how does it Matter?, Kirsten Foss and Nicolai Foss
Chapter 4: On the Tangled Discourse between Transaction Cost Economics and Competence-based Views of the Firm, Giovanni Dosi and Luigi Marengo
Part II: Firm Growth and Entrepreneurship
Chapter 5: Entrepreneurship as Element in an Evolutionary Theory of the Firm, Patrick Cohendet, Patrick Llerena, and Luigi Marengo
Chapter 6: An Entrepreneurial Theory of the Firm, Mark Casson
Chapter 7: Organizing for Firm Growth: The Interaction between Resource-Accumulating and Organizing Processes, Sumantra Ghoshal, Martin Hahn, and Peter Moran
Chapter 8: The Growth of Firms in Theory and Practice, Paul Geroski
Chapter 9: The Growth of Firms, Neil Kay
Part III: The Dynamics of Governance
Chapter 10: Organizing for Innovation: Co-ordinating Distributed Innovation Capabilities, Rod Coombs and Stan Metcalfe
Chapter 11: The Role of Prior Commitment in Governance Choice, Nicholas Argyres and Julia Porter Liebeskind
Chapter 12: Knowledge Maturity, Modularity, and the Vertical Boundaries of the Firm, Erich Pfaffman
Chapter 13: Inter-firm Collaboration: Contractual and Capabilities-Based Perspectives, Anoop Madhok
Chapter 14: Multiple Considerations in Making Governance Choices: Implications of Transaction Cost Economics, Real Options Theory, and Knowledge-Based Theories of the Firm, Jay B. Barney and Wonghee Lee
Chapter 15: Demand Uncertainty and Asset Flexibility: Incorporating Strategic Options in the Theory of the Firm, Ron Sanchez

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