Building Competences in the Firm (Innbundet)

Lessons from Japanese and European Optoelectronics


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 1995
Antall sider: 337
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780333616734
Kategori: Økonomi og ledelse
Omtale: Building Competences in the Firm
Examining the dynamics of competence-building processes at the firm level, this book looks at a sample of 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 research and development organization, and organizational learning. The book also introduces a technique to assess competences using three types of data on US patenting, scientific publications and qualitative interview data.

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