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1st Edition

Towards a Competence Theory of the Firm

ISBN 9780415407021
Published October 22, 1996 by Routledge
206 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores a new theory of the firm produced through an exchange between management theory and economics. In the process economics is seen to provide a foundational element for strategy research whilst developing a more realistic theory of the firm with a greater emphasis on its internal features. The success of competence theories of the firm also reflects their ability to explain significant trends in the business world, notably the declining importance of conglomerates and critical features in the success of Asian and Japanese business.