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The project addresses the nature of corporate organizations, their "competences" and "capabilities" and their learning patterns. The analysis is undertaken at different levels of observations - ranging from firm-level studies of the patterns of technological and organizational change all the way to broad cross-national comparisons.
Along with a wide set of empirical investigations, the projects explore the theoretical implications of a competence/capability based view of the firm. Finally, drawing from the observed relationships between competences and various indicators of organizational performances, the project is able to suggest a few "diagnostic" consequences for the European economy together with some policy implications.

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Authors: DOSI G, Laboratory of Economics and Management, Pisa (IT);CORIAT B, Laboratory of Economics and Management, Pisa (IT);PAVIT K, Laboratory of Economics and Management, Pisa (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21033 EN (2004), 92 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-21-033-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-7570-6
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