Determinants of Internationalisation of Corporate Technology

In accordance with empirical data at an aggregate level it has been debated that the tendency to internationalise corporate technological activity is higher among organizations coming from smaller countries and in less research-intensive industries. Nevertheless, more disaggregated proof on the patenting of the world’s largest companies indicates a far more complex image. First, the share …

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Technoligical Life Cycles Regional Clusters Facing Disruption

The trend of technological life cycles is debated to be of great value in the growth and development of regional clusters. New ‘disruptive’ technologies may trigger the growth of new regional industrial clusters and/or create unique opportunities for further development of existing ones. Nevertheless, they may also lead to stagnation and decline of the latter. …

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The Unexplored Effect of Skills and Technology on Firms’ Performance

This report adds new findings to the knowledge based view of the firm, where the cross-learning capability of employee and organization performs an essential function in the determination of firms’ superior performances. Collective, non formal – informal, formal styles of learning contribute to shape the competitiveness of firms, particularly in the current knowledge-based marketplace, where …

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The Sony-Ericsson Endeavour

Two losing groups in mobile telecommunications entered into loose talks in the summer of 2000 to join forces – for Ericsson to reduce its severe losses as well as for Sony to re-enter the international industry in mobile handsets. Significant discussions followed by the end of the year, although real planning for a full-scale joint …

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Dynamics of High-Technology Firms in the Silicon Valley

The speed of technological innovation since World War II is significantly increasing following the commercial exploitation of the Internet. Since the mid 90’s fiber optics capacity (infrastructure for transmission of information including voice and data) has incremented more than one hundred times because of a new technology, dense wave division multiplexing, and Internet traffic has …

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Why the New Economy is a Learning Economy

In this report it’s revealed that the intense focus on the new economy reflected real change and also ‘hype’. The fundamental reason why new economy-growth couldn’t be viewed as sustainable is that launching advanced technologies can only occur successfully when it’s combined with organizational change and competence-building among employees. Any technique that provides technology an …

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Early Warning Models for Banking Supervision in Romania

Within this document we suggest an early warning system for the Romanian banking sector, to supplement the standardized CAAMPL rating system employed by the National Bank of Romania for evaluating the local credit institutions. We make an effort to discover the determinants for downgrades as well as for a bank to have a weak overall …

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Firms, Incomplete Contracts and Organizational Learning

This explorative report proposes that the main problem of economic organization is adaptation to unforeseen contingencies. Nevertheless, flexibility is a fairly ignored issue in the theory of economic organization. This contrasts with much organization theory, where the seeking and processing of information about the organization’s key uncertainties is viewed as a determinant of organizational form. …

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Competitive Interfirm Dynamics within an Industrial Market System

This report evolves a conceptual framework within which the fundamental resource dynamics of an economy could be researched. The framework has heterogeneous firms at its center, and the dynamics governing their competitive, evolutionary and entrepreneurial interactions are made the object of analysis. This method is inspired by the wish to penetrate to the resource dynamics …

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