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Published on Oct 1, 1960in The Journal of Law and Economics
Ronald H. Coase36
Estimated H-index: 36
This paper is concerned with those actions of business firms which have harmful effects on others. The standard example is that of a factory the smoke from which has harmful effects on those occupying neighbouring properties. The economic analysis of such a situation has usually proceeded in terms of a divergence between the private and social product of the factory, in which economists have largely followed the treatment of Pigou in The Economics of Welfare. The conclusions to which this kind o...
Published on Dec 11, 2008
Estimated H-index: 87
Japanese companies, masters of manufacturing, have also been leaders in the creation, management, and use of knowledge-especially the tacit and often subjective insights, intuitions, and ideas of employees.
Published on Jan 1, 1999
Sidney G. Winter56
Estimated H-index: 56
An asset , my dictionary says, may be defined as “a useful thing or quality.” Among commentators on corporate strategy, it is widely accepted that knowledge and competence are useful things for a company to have. At times, particular approaches to the acquisition and profitable exploitation of productive knowledge—such as the experience curve—have been the central focus of strategic discussion. At other times, explicit attention to the place of knowledge considerations in the strategic picture h...
Published on Jun 25, 1998
Max Boisot17
Estimated H-index: 17
Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Information Perspective 3. The Information Space (I-Space) 4. The Paradox of Value 5. Neoclassical versus Schumpeterian Orientation to Learning 6. Culture as a Knowledge Asset 7. Products, Technologies, and Organizations in the Social Learning Cycle 8. Competence and Intent 9. IT and its Impact 10. Applying the I-Space 11. Recapitulation and Conclusion
Published on Dec 1, 1997in British Journal of Management2.75
Peter J. Buckley57
Estimated H-index: 57
(University of Leeds),
Malcolm Chapman13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Leeds)
This paper derives from the research project ‘The Management of Cooperative Strategies’, currently being undertaken by the authors. The authors are, respectively, a social anthropologist and an economist, who are trying to allow their different subject backgrounds to interact within the context of the research, and this paper is one result of this interaction. ‘Native categories’, or at least the idea of them under various other names, are an important notion within social anthropology, and this...
Published on Jun 1, 1997in Long Range Planning3.36
Robert M. Grant29
Estimated H-index: 29
W HAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT MANAGING THE ‘postindustrial’ enterprise in a ‘knowledge-based economy’? A stream of recent management books1-5 outline some of the implications of knowledge-based work and knowledge-based competition for the business manager. These books are one outcome of a surge of recent research into the role of knowledge within the firm and the consequences for management theory. This emerging area of theory and practice has become identified as the ‘knowledge-based view of the fir...
Published on Jun 1, 1997in Long Range Planning3.36
Göram Roos1
Estimated H-index: 1
Johan Roos30
Estimated H-index: 30
It is individuals who own and control the knowledge of organizational members, the chief source of competitive advantage. Intangible assets often tell one more about the future earnings of the comp ...
Published on Mar 1, 1997in Cambridge Journal of Economics1.52
Peter J. Buckley57
Estimated H-index: 57
Malcolm Chapman13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Leeds)
This paper discusses various explanations of how transaction cost-minimizing corporate configurations come about. It contrasts Darwinian with rational explanations, finding both unsatisfactory. What matters, rather than computation of fully recognized transaction costs, are managerial perceptions of transaction costs. These perceptions are not expressed in numbers but in language. This is related to arguments derived from bounded rationality and from transaction cost economics. The paper argues ...
Published on Feb 17, 1997
Thomas A. Stewart1
Estimated H-index: 1
This work argues that knowledge has become the most important fact of economic life. It is the chief ingredient of what is bought and sold, the raw material people work with. In the new economy, intellectual capital - not natural resources, machinery or financial capital - has become the one indispensable asset of corporations. The volume shows how the emergence of the information age has changed the nature of wealth, and it offers new ways of looking at what companies do and how to lead them. I...
Published on Mar 27, 1997
Mark Casson41
Estimated H-index: 41
(University of Reading)
From the Publisher: This book offers a vision of the economy as a system of structured information flow. The structuring is effected by institutions, and in particular by firms, which specialize in processing the information needed to allocate resources properly. Firms are the institutional embodiment of the visions of individual entrepreneurs who believe that they have found a better way of allocating resources. This vision has evolved over the last fifteen years, during which the author has re...
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Published on Apr 1, 2019in International Business Review3.64
Lauri Haapanen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Oulu),
Pia Hurmelinna-Laukkanen19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Oulu)
+ 1 AuthorsPertti Paakkolanvaara1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Oulu)
Abstract In mergers and acquisitions, the acquiring firm must combine two firms’ resources and capabilities so that the outcome yields value. In individual firms, the marketing & sales, and R&D functions have typically developed intertwined and complex relationships over time. These multifaceted dependencies may obscure the integration of the firms and their functions. In order to reveal to what extent cross-functional relationships determine the success or failure of an acquisitions, we have ma...
Published on Nov 1, 2018in Industrial Marketing Management4.78
Mohammad H. Eslami2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Linköping University),
Nicolette Lakemond14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Linköping University),
Stefano Brusoni15
Estimated H-index: 15
(ETH Zurich)
Abstract Based on an in-depth single case study of a collaborative product development project, this paper argues that knowledge integration mechanisms change across the different phases of the product development process, reflecting changes in the content and sources of knowledge to be integrated. Our findings imply that managers need to be able to adapt and change their knowledge integration approaches throughout product development processes. We discuss implications for the use of product dev...
Published on Sep 1, 2018in Journal of Economic Geography3.36
Shixiang Wang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(SUFE: Shanghai University of Finance and Economics),
Minyuan Zhao8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)
The effects of geographic distance and technological distance on knowledge spillovers have been well acknowledged in the literature, but the two distances were mostly discussed in parallel. Taking advantage of the context of multilocation firms in technology clusters, we consider the joint role of geographic and technological distances by focusing on a salient feature of clusters: firms’ concern about knowledge appropriation. Specifically, we analyze how a firm’s choice of technological distance...
Published on Jul 3, 2017in Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing1.96
Hiroyuki Ishihara1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Manchester),
Judy Zolkiewski15
Estimated H-index: 15
Purpose This paper aims to focus on knowledge transfer between the headquarters and a subsidiary of a multinational corporation (MNC). A framework with type of knowledge, absorptive capacity, disseminative capacity and tie strength is proposed. The framework is verified qualitatively and then further developed by adding another capacity needed by the headquarters: heeding capacity. Design/methodology/approach To check the validity of the proposed conceptual framework empirically, interview-based...
Published on Dec 1, 2016in Journal of Cleaner Production6.39
Yong Yuan Ma1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Xi'an Jiaotong University),
Choon Ling Sia20
Estimated H-index: 20
(CityU: City University of Hong Kong)
+ 1 AuthorsSongyue Zheng1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Xi'an Jiaotong University)
Abstract The question of how to improve green management (GM) is very important for the sustainable development of the world. While this topic has been extensively investigated at the single firm level in the developed countries, it was insufficiently examined in the context of interfirm alliances, especially in developing countries like China. The current study examines how different sources of resources (internal resource accumulation and external resource acquisition) affect the level of alli...
Published on Nov 1, 2016in Knowledge Management Research & Practice1.49
Patrocinio Zaragoza-Sáez8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Alicante),
Enrique Claver-Cortés37
Estimated H-index: 37
(University of Alicante)
+ 1 AuthorsMercedes Úbeda-García8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Alicante)
Knowledge creation is one of the most important dynamic capabilities that firms can use to develop new assets, which can represent the basis for future innovations. Within a context of growing globalisation, the acquisition and creation of knowledge is one of the main objectives sought with international expansion. The consideration of intellectual capital within the knowledge creation process in subsidiaries offers an innovative way to undertake knowledge management practices in multinationals....
Published on May 1, 2016in Journal of Business Research4.03
Fang-Yi Lo3
Estimated H-index: 3
(FCU: Feng Chia University)
This study focuses on multinational enterprise (MNE) advantage transfer and focuses on the new trend about subsidiary innovativeness. This study explores the intra-MNE advantage transfer from parent companies to their subsidiaries and the effect on innovativeness and performance of foreign subsidiaries, and further examines the moderating effect of the international diversification. The empirical results support the existence of an invert-U relationship between intra-MNE advantage transfer and s...
Published on Jan 1, 2016
Rich Devine1
Estimated H-index: 1
(FSU: Florida State University),
Kátia de Melo Galdino (FSU: Florida State University)
Abstract This research fills a gap in the literature regarding managerial retention and performance in the context of cross-border acquisitions (CBA). Blending institutional with resource-based theories, this study posits that retaining acquired managers becomes more important in unfamiliar environments where the institutional infrastructure is underdeveloped. Our results support the theory. Contrary to expectations and prior research, however, the results also call into question the long-held b...
Published on Jan 1, 2016in Journal of World Business5.79
Peter J. Buckley57
Estimated H-index: 57
(University of Leeds)
This paper sets out the importance of internalisation theory to international business research and practice. It examines the context against which the theory has been developed, the environmental conditions in which the multinational enterprise has evolved and the phenomena that the theory has explained. It also examines the challenge to the theory of “unanswered questions”. These include governance, location theory, dynamics, networked multinationals, innovation, entrepreneurship and the role ...
Published on Dec 1, 2015in International Small Business Journal3.71
Sarah Park2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Bath),
Joseph A. LiPuma5
Estimated H-index: 5
(EMLYON Business School),
Christiane Prange10
Estimated H-index: 10
(EMLYON Business School)
This article offers a review of conceptual and empirical research on knowledge components during the process of new venture internationalization. A framework is developed to illustrate different knowledge components that constitute ‘international knowledge’. We focus specifically upon the interface between entrepreneur and venture capitalist knowledge respectively. Propositions are developed in relation to these knowledge components; based on our framework and the related propositions, suggestio...
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