Competition versus Planned Specialization in the Development of Resources for Research in Industrial Organization
There are two distinct problems: (a) the organization and retrieval of received knowledge; (b) the use of resources for the creation of new knowledge. Insofar as industrial organization is concerned, (a) presents no serious problems in the sense that the literature, which consists primarily of journal articles, is not so voluminous as to be beyond the storage and acquisition capacities of any good research library. On the other hand, (b) does present a serious problem, in that the sources of information are highly diverse and what information will prove useful is difficult to predict. The problem of diversity is accentuated by the expectation that industrial organization research will increasingly focus on data at the level of the firm or enterprise.
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