Authors: Ahrweiler, Petra
Gilbert, Nigel
Pyka, Andreas
Title: Institutions Matter but
Other Titles: Organisational Alignment in Knowledge-Based Industries
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: A comparison of the current structures and dynamics of UK and German biotechnology-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 national 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 production in knowledge-based industries.
Issue Date: 2006-03
Provenance: Technische Universität Dortmund
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