Innovation, Economic Growth and the Firm Theory and Evidence
of Industrial Dynamics
Jean-Luc Gaffard, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis,
Institut Universitaire de France and OFCE and Evens Salies,
T. Aldridge, M. Amendola, D. Audretsch, W. Baumol, F.
Bellone, S. Bruno, P. Cohendet, R. Dos Santos Ferreira,
J.-L. Gaffard, S. Guillou, J.-A. Héraud, J. Konings,
A. Lederer, P. Llerena, S.J. Metcalfe, P. Musso, L. Nesta,
M. Quéré, E. Salies, S. Schiavo, P. Van Cayseele, F.
Warzynski, E. Zuscovitch
This book addresses the foundations of economic growth at
the firm level, combining both theoretical and econometric
contributions by established scholars. Challenging
contributions revisit Marshall’s view on the management of
innovation, investigate the decision of firms to venture
into entrepreneurship and clarify some misunderstanding
about Schumpeter’s ideas. The book goes on to shed light on
the classical specialisation-flexibility trade-off and
provides a vision on the role of the knowledge-based economy
and firm networks in technology development. Firm survival
and performance, price-cost margins and the determinants of
research intensity are also investigated econometrically.
Innovation, Economic Growth and the Firm will be of great
relevance to students and academics involved in research
projects that address issues of firm growth, behaviour and
performance. It will also appeal to practitioners seeking
tangible results concerning the relationship between key
economic variables at the firm level, and to policymakers
who need to be aware of the impact that changes in the
organization of industries and markets may have on the
performance of firms.
Edward Elgar Publishing