Organizational Innovations and Economic Growth

Organizational Innovations and Economic Growth

by Elias Sanidas
     
 

Distinguishing organizational innovations from technical innovations, Sanidas (economics, U. of Wollongong, Australia) asks if they can be quantitatively and qualitatively demonstrated to positive impacts on economic growth, answering in the affirmative in the context of US Fordist and Japanese just-in-time/quality control lean production processes. He reviews the… See more details below

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Distinguishing organizational innovations from technical innovations, Sanidas (economics, U. of Wollongong, Australia) asks if they can be quantitatively and qualitatively demonstrated to positive impacts on economic growth, answering in the affirmative in the context of US Fordist and Japanese just-in-time/quality control lean production processes. He reviews the empirical evidence for the American industrial sectors and applies an econometric analysis of models with various lengths of cross-sectional or pooled time-series data in order to quantitatively explain total factor productivity or labor productivity variable, arguing that lean production methods borrowed by the US from Japan for what he sees as American economic revival from the mid-1980s to the end of the 20th century. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843767213
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Organizational innovations from the 1860s in the USA and Japan12
3The role of OIs in the theory of economic growth33
4Contribution of specific OIs to economic growth and the three axes of OIs66
5The process of firm operations : core of the atomic/systemic model of economic growth111
6OIs and manufacturing sectors' growth in the USA and Japan152
7Empirical evidence on the links between industrial sectoral growth and the lean production system (JIT/QC) in the USA210
8Conclusions, limitations, implications270

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