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

Overview

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

1. On the garden of Edith: some themes, C. Pitelis
2. Edith Elura Tilton Penrose: life, contribution and influence, P. Penrose and C. Pitelis
3. Mrs Penrose and neoclassical theory, G. B. Richardson
4. The significance of Penrose's theory for the development of economics, B. J. Loasby
5. Edith Penrose and economics, R. Marris
6. Hercules and Penrose, N. Kay
7. The growth of new ventures: analysis after Penrose, E. Garnsey
8. A theory of the (growth of the) transnational firm: a Penrosean perspective, C. Pitelis
9. Edith Penrose: economics and strategic management, N. J. Foss
10. Edith T. Penrose and Ronald H. Coase on the nature of the firm and the nature of industry, J. T. Ravix
11. Regional growth dynamics: a capabilities perspective, M. H. Best
12. Mismatching by design: explaining the dynamics of innovative capabilities of the firm with a Penrosean mark, M. Turvani
13. Innovation, profits and growth: Penrose and Schumpeter, J. Cantwell
14. The US industrial corporation and The Theory of the Growth of the Firm, W. Lazonick
15. Management competence, firm growth and economic progress, S. Ghoshal, M. Hahn and P. Moran
16. Edith's garden and a glass half full: further issues, C. Pitelis
Index

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