Building Competences in the Firm (Heftet)

Lessons from Japanese and European Optoelectronics

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 1995
Antall sider: 337
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781349238750
Kategori: Teknologi, transport og landbruk og Økonomi og ledelse
Omtale: Building Competences in the Firm
This book examines the dynamics of competence building process at the firm level in a sample of leading Japanese and European companies engaged in the field of optoelectronics. The concept was derived from the notion of firm specific competences which are closely related to the firm's intangible assets and accumulated technological bases. Several factors affect the rate and direction of competence building, chief among them being primary markets, top management strategy and the evolution of the R&D organization, and organizational learning. A novel technique is introduced to assess competences using three types of data on US patenting, scientific publications and qualitative interview data.

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