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Economic Organization, Industrial Dynamics and Development

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Economic Organization, Industrial Dynamics and Development

Selected Essays

9781782540151 Edward Elgar Publishing
Giovanni Dosi, Professor of Economics, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy
Publication Date: 2014 ISBN: 978 1 78254 015 1 Extent: 828 pp
This volume collects some of Giovanni Dosi’s most important publications in the new millennium, following his earlier 2000 collection, Innovation, Organization and Economic Dynamics. It begins by offering quite a few advances in the analysis of individual learning in evolving environments, and of organizational structures and learning, thereby contributing to an emerging knowledge-centred theory of the firm and to a related theory of production. A second group of papers addresses the workings of markets, the importance of their institutional architectures, their diverse effectiveness as selection devices, and the evolutionary patterns of demand formation. A third set of chapters continues the exploration of the characteristics, drivers and performance outcomes of industrial evolution. The fourth part of the book is a reassessment of the role of history and path dependence in evolutionary processes. Finally, Part five addresses both the empirics and the modelling of the processes of growth and development nested into coupled evolution of technologies, corporate organizations and institutions

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This volume collects some of Giovanni Dosi’s most important publications in the new millennium, following his earlier 2000 collection, Innovation, Organization and Economic Dynamics. It begins by offering quite a few advances in the analysis of individual learning in evolving environments, and of organizational structures and learning, thereby contributing to an emerging knowledge-centred theory of the firm and to a related theory of production. A second group of papers addresses the workings of markets, the importance of their institutional architectures, their diverse effectiveness as selection devices, and the evolutionary patterns of demand formation. A third set of chapters continues the exploration of the characteristics, drivers and performance outcomes of industrial evolution. The fourth part of the book is a reassessment of the role of history and path dependence in evolutionary processes. Finally, Part five addresses both the empirics and the modelling of the processes of growth and development nested into coupled evolution of technologies, corporate organizations and institutions
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'In this exciting collection of Giovanni Dosi’s papers, he and his colleagues address a number of difficult and important questions in the economics of innovation and technological change. In his unparalleled characteristic style, Dosi challenges conventional thinking, presents fresh empirical evidence, and provides creative, yet still logically impeccable, analyses. Particularly impressive is the range of issues covered in different sections of the book, from micro-foundations of firms’ innovative capabilities to aggregate empirical regularities in markets and economies. Underpinning all levels of analysis is Dosi’s relentless quest for chartering and explaining economic dynamics. This is an extremely valuable source of knowledge for everyone who seeks to understand one of the key items on the agenda of every organization, nation and region – the elusive concept of innovation and its economic implications. In this volume we are offered the opportunity to learn from one of the pioneers in the field – don’t miss it!'
– Fredrik Tell, Linköping University, Sweden
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Contents:

Acknowledgements

Preface

Introduction Giovanni Dosi

PART I KNOWLEDGE, PROBLEM SOLVING AND THE ORGANIZATION OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
1. Giovanni Dosi, Luigi Marengo and Giorgio Fagiolo (2005), ‘Learning in Evolutionary Environments’
2. Giovanni Dosi, Marco Faillo and Luigi Marengo (2008), ‘Organizational Capabilities, Patterns of Knowledge Accumulation and Governance Structures in Business Firms: An Introduction’
3. Luigi Marengo and Giovanni Dosi (2005), ‘Division of Labor, Organizational Coordination and Market Mechanisms in Collective Problem-Solving’
4. Giovanni Dosi, Mike Hobday and Luigi Marengo (2003), ‘Problem-Solving Behaviors, Organizational Forms, and the Complexity of Tasks’
5. Giovanni Dosi, Daniel A. Levinthal and Luigi Marengo (2003), ‘Bridging Contested Terrain: Linking Incentive-Based and Learning Perspectives on Organizational Evolution’
6. Giovanni Dosi and Marco Grazzi (2006), ‘Technologies as Problem-Solving Procedures and Technologies as Input–Output Relations: Some Perspectives on the Theory of Production’

PART II DEMAND AND MARKET DYNAMICS
7. Roberta Aversi, Giovanni Dosi, Giorgio Fagiolo, Mara Meacci and Claudia Olivetti (1999), ‘Demand Dynamics with Socially Evolving Preferences’
8. G. Bottazzi, G. Devetag and G. Dosi (2002), ‘Adaptive Learning and Emergent Coordination in Minority Games’
9. Giulio Bottazzi, Giovanni Dosi and Igor Rebesco (2005), ‘Institutional Architectures and Behavioural Ecologies in the Dynamics of Financial Markets’

PART III PATTERNS OF INDUSTRIAL EVOLUTION AND THEIR SPATIAL EMBEDDEDNESS
10. Giovanni Dosi (2007), ‘Statistical Regularities in the Evolution of Industries: A Guide through some Evidence and Challenges for the Theory’
11. Giulio Bottazzi, Giovanni Dosi, Marco Lippi, Fabio Pammolli and Massimo Riccaboni (2001), ‘Innovation and Corporate Growth in the Evolution of the Drug Industry’
12. Giulio Bottazzi, Giovanni Dosi, Nadia Jacoby, Angelo Secchi and Federico Tamagni (2010), ‘Corporate Performances and Market Selection: Some Comparative Evidence’
13. Giulio Bottazzi, Giovanni Dosi and Gaia Rocchetti (2001), ‘Modes of Knowledge Accumulation, Entry Regimes and Patterns of Industrial Evolution’
14. Giulio Bottazzi, Giovanni Dosi, Giorgio Fagiolo and Angelo Secchi (2007), ‘Modeling Industrial Evolution in Geographical Space’
15. Giulio Bottazzi, Giovanni Dosi, Giorgio Fagiolo and Angelo Secchi (2008), ‘Sectoral and Geographical Specificities in the Spatial Structure of Economic Activities’

PART IV ECONOMIC EVOLUTION AND THE ROLE OF HISTORY
16. Carolina Castaldi and Giovanni Dosi (2006), ‘The Grip of History and the Scope for Novelty: Some Results and Open Questions on Path Dependence in Economic Processes’
17. Andrea P. Bassanini and Giovanni Dosi (2006), ‘Competing Technologies, Technological Monopolies and the Rate of Convergence to a Stable Market Structure’

PART V MACROECONOMIC DYNAMICS AND DEVELOPMENT
18. Giovanni Dosi, Christopher Freeman and Silvia Fabiani (1994), ‘The Process of Economic Development: Introducing Some Stylized Facts and Theories on Technologies, Firms and Institutions’
19. Carolina Castaldi and Giovanni Dosi (2009), ‘The Patterns of Output Growth of Firms and Countries: Scale Invariances and Scale Specificities’
20. Giovanni Amendola, Giovanni Dosi and Erasmo Papagni (1993), ‘The Dynamics of International Competitiveness’
21. Marco Cimoli and Giovanni Dosi (1995), ‘Technological Paradigms, Patterns of Learning and Development: An Introductory Roadmap’
22. Giovanni Dosi and Bruce Kogut (1993), ‘National Specificities and the Context of Change: The Coevolution of Organization and Technology’
23. Mario Cimoli, Giovanni Dosi, Richard Nelson and Joseph Stiglitz (2009), ‘Institutions and Policies Shaping Industrial Development: An Introductory Note’
24. G. Fagiolo, G. Dosi and R. Gabriele (2004), ‘Matching, Bargaining, and Wage Setting in an Evolutionary Model of Labor Market and Output Dynamics’
25. Giovanni Dosi, Giorgio Fagiolo and Andrea Roventini (2010), ‘Schumpeter Meeting Keynes: A Policy-Friendly Model of Endogenous Growth and Business Cycles’
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