Technology, Knowledge and the Firm

Technology, Knowledge and the Firm

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There is a long-standing tradition of research that highlights the importance of differences in the organisational and technological capabilities of firms and their effect on economic performance. This book expands on this theme by exploring the role of knowledge and innovation in firm strategy and industrial change. Underlying the volume is the belief that firms have distinctive methods of operation and that these processes have a strong element of continuity. The authors examine the role played by firms in developing, linking and utilising the knowledge produced in many different social institutions in order to advance their organisational and technological skills. They demonstrate how understanding the manner in which firms enhance their capabilities is essential to recognising how the economy operates and changes as a whole. To help illuminate the crucial role of knowledge and innovation, the authors use international data and insightful case studies of firms from throughout the world. These includes biotechnology in Portugal, oil in Scotland, telephone/internet banking in France and Sweden, and fuel cell development in the US and Europe. the fields of innovation, RaD management, technology management, organization studies and industrial innovation.3.3.3 Period 3: 2000-2003 In the year 2000 a change can be seen in the fuel preference for FCVs. ... During interviews held with GM in February 2000 there were already indications that fuel preference was shifting towards gasoline. ... From May 1997, GM officially partnered with oil companies Exxon and Arco on fuel issues.18 In May 1999, GM started its ... It received (modest) support from its partner Ford, Mazda (33 per cent owned by Ford), and Mitsubishi (34 per cent owned byanbsp;...

Title:Technology, Knowledge and the Firm
Author:Kenneth Green, Marcela Miozzo, Paul Dewick
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2005-01-01


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