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Author (up) Murmann, Johann Peter url  doi
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  Title Knowledge and competitive advantage: The coevolution of firms, technology, and national institutions Type Book Whole
  Year 2003 Publication Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 294 pp  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Address Northwestern University, Illinois, USA  
  Keywords Technological Change, Research and Development: General (O300); Chemicals, Rubber, Drugs, Biotechnology (L650); Economic History: Manufacturing and Construction (includes Housing): General, International, or Comparative (multinational firms) (N600); Micro-Business History: General, International, or Comparative (N800); Technology  
  Abstract Seeks an explanation for shifting industrial leadership during the early years of the synthetic dye industry, from 1856 to 1914, and contributes to a coevolutionary theory that models firms as interacting with their social environment. Analyzes the industrial leadership in the synthetic dye industry at the level of national industries to explain why British, German, and U.S. industries followed very different development paths. Uses the sampling methods of organizational ecologists to examine the entire population of dye firms that existed from 1857 to 1914--large firms and small firms, short-lived and long-lived, failures and successes. Analyzes industrial leadership at the level of the individual firms, focusing on matched pairs of firms--a winner and a loser from Great Britain, Germany, and the United States. Investigates the extent to which firms were collectively able to influence key institutional features of their national environment and why German firms were more successful than British and American firms in their lobbying efforts to upgrade educational institutions and to change patent laws in their favor. Assesses the ability of existing theories to account for shifts in industrial leadership in the synthetic dye industry and develops a coevolutionary model to explain these shifts. Murmann is Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Bibliography; index.  
  Publisher Cambridge University Press Place of Publication Cambridge, New York, Melbourne Editor  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Cambridge Studies in the Emergence of Global Enterprise Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN ISBN 0521813298 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
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  Call Number AGSM @ jpm @ Serial 2  
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