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Institutions matter but... Organisational alignment in knowledge-based industries

Ahrweiler, Petra, Gilbert, Nigel and Pyka, Andreas (2006) Institutions matter but... Organisational alignment in knowledge-based industries Science, Technology & Innovation Studies, 2. pp. 39-58.

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Abstract

A comparison of the current structures and dynamics of UK and German biotech- nology-based industries reveals a striking convergence of industrial organisations and innovation directions in both countries. This counteracts propositions from theoretical frameworks such as the varieties-of-capitalism hypothesis and the na- tional innovation systems approach which suggest substantial differences between the industrial structures of the countries due to differing institutional frameworks. In this paper, we question these approaches and show that the observed structural alignment can be explained by the network organisation of research and produc- tion in knowledge-based industries.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published in: Science, Technology & Innovation Studies, Vol. 2 (2006), No 1, pp. 39-58. copyright: Science, Technology & Innovation Studies
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Sociology > Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS)
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:42
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:33
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1568

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