Organizational Innovations and Economic Growth

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Overview

"Organizational innovations have, until now, taken second place to technical innovations (for example, machinery) in explaining sectoral and economic growth. This book redresses this imbalance by showing the long-run importance of organizational innovations, such as the just-in-time system and quality control management, in economic growth and development." Analysing the USA and Japan from the late 19th century to the present day, the book provides an accessible synthesis of economics, management and econometrics to calculate the impact of various organizational innovations on economic growth. The author concludes that organizational innovations make essential contributions to sustained economic growth and that this should be reflected in economic policy both at the firm and the national level.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843767213
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Pages: 352

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Organizational innovations from the 1860s in the USA and Japan 12
3 The role of OIs in the theory of economic growth 33
4 Contribution of specific OIs to economic growth and the three axes of OIs 66
5 The process of firm operations : core of the atomic/systemic model of economic growth 111
6 OIs and manufacturing sectors' growth in the USA and Japan 152
7 Empirical evidence on the links between industrial sectoral growth and the lean production system (JIT/QC) in the USA 210
8 Conclusions, limitations, implications 270
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