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Evolutionary Regimes and Industrial Dynamics

  • Giovanni Dosi
  • Franco Malerba
  • Luigi Orsenigo
Part of the Recent Economic Thought book series (RETH, volume 36)

Abstract

This paper concerns the relationship between the observed patterns of evolution of industry structures and the underlying microeconomic processes that might account for them. It should certainly come as no surprise that the forms of organization of industries differ significantly across sectors. In fact, this observation has been at the origin of decades of research in industrial economics, attempting to account for such differences by looking at structural variables that characterize any individual industry (such as economies of scale, size of the market, etc.). More recently, emphasis has shifted to the relevance of the strategic behavior of firms as the major determinant of industrial organization.

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Small Firm Evolutionary Approach Stylize Fact Innovative Activity Firm Growth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Dosi
    • 1
  • Franco Malerba
    • 1
  • Luigi Orsenigo
    • 1
  1. 1.ASSIMilanoItaly

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