Learning and the sources of corporate growth

Geroski, Paul and Mazzucato, Mariana (2002) Learning and the sources of corporate growth. Industrial and Corporate Change, 11 (4). pp. 623-644. ISSN 0960-6491

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Abstract

This paper explores the link between learning and corporate growth by developing different models of learning and showing that they produce observably different models of corporate growth. Using data on the growth of a number of firms in the US automobile industry during the 20th century, we compare these different models of growth in an effort to identify the major sources of learning which these firms seem to have relied on. Although there are interesting differences between growth processes before and after the Second World War, the basic conclusion that we are drawn to is that learning in this sector is largely unsystematic and opportunistic

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Joy Blake
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 12:04
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2015 12:04
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/51898
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