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: 9780199259816
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/1/2002
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.80 (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

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
1 Advancing Research on Competence, Governance, and Entrepreneurship 1
Pt. A Fundamental Perspectives
2 Strategy Research: Competence and Governance Perspectives 21
3 The Knowledge-Based Approach and Organizational Economics: How much do they really Differ? And how does it Matter? 55
4 On the Tangled Discourse between Transaction Cost Economics and Competence-Based Views of the Firm 80
Pt. B Firm Growth and Entrepreneurship
5 Is there a Pilot in the Evolutionary Firm? 95
6 An Entrepreneurial Theory of the Firm 116
7 Organizing for Firm Growth: The Interaction between Resource-Accumulating and Organizing Processes 146
8 The Growth of Firms in Theory and Practice 168
9 The Growth of Firms 187
Pt. C The Dynamics of Governance
10 Organizing for Innovation: Co-ordinating Distributed Innovation Capabilities 209
11 The Role of Prior Commitment in Governance Choice 232
12 Knowledge Maturity of Products, Modularity, and the Vertical Boundaries of the Firm 250
13 Inter-Firm Collaboration: Contractual and Capabilities-Based Perspectives 276
14 Multiple Considerations in Making Governance Choices: Implications of Transaction Cost Economics, Real Options Theory, and Knowledge-Based Theories of the Firm 304
15 Demand Uncertainty and Asset Flexibility: Incorporating Strategic Options in the Theory of the Firm 318
Index 333
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