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- DescriptionThe Challenge of Remaining Invative explores invation as a complex phemen that may be organizational as well as techlogical, that operates both within firms and across the broader ecomy, and that involves matters t only of research and development, but also of marketing, design, and government relations. The contributors explore two main themes: the challenge of remaining invative and the necessity of managing institutional boundaries in doing so.The collection is organized into four parts, which move outward from individual firms; to networks or clusters of firms; to consultants and other intermediaries in the private ecomy who operate outside of the firms themselves; and finally to government institutions and politics. This scheme delineates a variety of ways in which entrepreneurship has persisted across the 20th century-and accentuates how ongoing organizational re-arrangement has contributed mightily to its sustained vitality.
- Author BiographySteven Usselman is Associate Professor in the School of History, Technology, and Society at Georgia Tech. Naomi Lamoreaux is Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Personnel in the Department of History at UCLA. Sally Clarke is Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin.
- PublisherStanford University Press
- Date of Publication10/03/2009
- SubjectManagement & Business: General
- Series TitleInnovation & Technology in the World Economy
- Place of PublicationPalo Alto
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStanford University Press
- Content Note14 tables, 2 figures
- Weight635 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byNaomi R. Lamoreaux,Sally Clarke,Steven W. Usselman
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