The Growth of the Firm: The Legacy of Edith Penrose

The Growth of the Firm: The Legacy of Edith Penrose

by Edith Penrose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199244162

ISBN-13: 9780199244164

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Edith Penrose has been one of the most significant economists of the second part of the twentieth century. Her contribution to the theory of the firm has reinvented and productively developed the classical tradition in economics, and informed the currently dominant, knowledge-based theory of the firm. This volume builds on a special issue of Contributions to…  See more details below

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Edith Penrose has been one of the most significant economists of the second part of the twentieth century. Her contribution to the theory of the firm has reinvented and productively developed the classical tradition in economics, and informed the currently dominant, knowledge-based theory of the firm. This volume builds on a special issue of Contributions to Political Economy that celebrated forty years since Penrose's classic The Theory of the Growth of the Firm. It includes fifteen chapters by leading contributors on the aforementioned aspects of Penrose's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199244164
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1On the garden of Edith: some themes1
2Edith Elura Tilton Penrose: life, contribution and influence17
3Mrs Penrose and neoclassical theory37
4The significance of Penrose's theory for the development of economics45
5Edith Penrose and economics61
6Hercules and Penrose81
7The growth of new ventures: analysis after Penrose101
8A theory of the (growth of the) transnational firm: a Penrosean perspective127
9Edith Penrose: economics and strategic management147
10Edith T. Penrose and Ronald H. Coase on the nature of the firm and the nature of industry165
11Regional growth dynamics: a capabilities perspective179
12Mismatching by design: explaining the dynamics of innovative capabilities of the firm with a Penrosean mark195
13Innovation, profits and growth: Penrose and Schumpeter215
14The US industrial corporation and The Theory of the Growth of the Firm249
15Management competence, firm growth and economic progress279
16Edith's garden and a glass half full: further issues309
Index321

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