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Author (up) Murmann, J.P.; Homburg, E. url  doi
  Title Comparing evolutionary dynamics across different national settings: the case of the synthetic dye industry, 1857-1914 Type Journal Article
  Year 2001 Publication Journal of Evolutionary Economics Abbreviated Journal J Evol Econ  
  Volume 11 Issue 2 Pages 177-205  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Address Johann Peter Murmann, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA; Ernst Homburg, Department of History, University of Maastricht, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands  
  Keywords Production, Pricing, and Market Structure, Size and Size Distribution of Firms (Concentration, Product Differentiation, Entry and Exit) (L110); Chemicals, Rubber, Drugs (L650); Economic History: Manufacturing and Construction (includes Housing): General, International, or Comparative (multinational firms) (N600); Technological Change: Choices and Consequences (includes impact on production, welfare, income distribution, international competitiveness, military power, measurement, and case studies, international transfer of technology) (O330); Selected Countries; Firm; Firms  
  Abstract Current models of industry evolution suggest that development patterns should be the same across different levels of analysis. In comparing the evolution of the synthetic dye industry at the global level and in the five major producer countries before World War I (Britain, Germany, France, Switzerland and the United States), it is shown that patterns of industry evolution differed significantly across national contexts. Based on a quantitative and qualitative database of all firms and plants in the industry, the paper analyzes how German firms came to dominate the industry and identifies factors such as availabilities of crucial skills, economies of scale and scope, and positive feedback mechanisms between firms and national institutions that likely produced these national differences. The empirical analysis calls for formal models of evolution that incorporate differences in institutional environments.  
  Publisher Springer Place of Publication Berlin, Heidelberg Editor  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0936-9937 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
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  Call Number AGSM @ jpm @ Serial 3  
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