Organization and Strategy in the Evolution of the Enterprise

  • Giovanni Dosi
  • Franco Malerba

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Organizational Learning and Institutional Embeddedness

    1. Giovanni Dosi, Franco Malerba
      Pages 1-24
  3. Learning, Corporate Organization and Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Daniel Levinthal
      Pages 27-41
    3. Franco Malerba, Luigi Orsenigo
      Pages 42-71
    4. Steven Postrel, Richard P. Rumelt
      Pages 72-102
    5. Paul J. H. Schoemaker, M. Laurentius Marais
      Pages 179-205
    6. Kenneth R. MacCrimmon
      Pages 206-220
  4. Organization and Strategies in a Comparative Perspective

  5. The Institutional Embeddedness of Corporate Behaviours: National Systems of Production and Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 456-469

About this book


This book examines the role of competence, organization and strategies of firms in industrial dynamics linking economic, management and historical perspectives. In the first part of the book, a series of economic and managerial contributions discuss the concepts, dimensions and effects of routines, competence, adaptation, learning, organizational structure and strategies in the evolution of industrial enterprises at the theoretical and empirical levels. In the second part of the book, a series of historical papers examine these issues in a longterm perspective for the United States, Japan and several European countries.


economic development Japan methods organization organizations production

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Dosi
    • 1
  • Franco Malerba
    • 2
  1. 1.Universitá La SapienzaRomeItaly
  2. 2.Bocconi UniversityMilanItaly

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