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Innovation, Economic Growth and the Firm Theory and Evidence of Industrial Dynamics



Type:   Livre
Titre:   Innovation, Economic Growth and the Firm Theory and Evidence of Industrial Dynamics
Auteur(s):   Salies, Evens (1971-...) - Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques (Éditeur scientifique)
Gaffard, Jean-Luc - OFCE (Éditeur scientifique)
Date de publication:   2010
Éditeur:   Edward Elgar Publishing
Pages:   264  p.
ISBN:   9781847208323
Résumé:   [en] This book addresses the foundations of economic growth at the firm level, combining both theoretical and econometric contributions by established scholars. Challenging contributions revisit Marshall’s view on the management of innovation, investigate the decision of firms to venture into entrepreneurship and clarify some misunderstanding about Schumpeter’s ideas. The book goes on to shed light on the classical specialisation-flexibility trade-off and provides a vision on the role of the knowledge-based economy and firm networks in technology development. Firm survival and performance, price-cost margins and the determinants of research intensity are also investigated econometrically. Innovation, Economic Growth and the Firm will be of great relevance to students and academics involved in research projects that address issues of firm growth, behaviour and performance. It will also appeal to practitioners seeking tangible results concerning the relationship between key economic variables at the firm level, and to policymakers who need to be aware of the impact that changes in the organization of industries and markets may have on the performance of firms.

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