Evolution, Organization and Economic Behaviour

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Guido Buenstorf
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012 - Business & Economics - 264 pages
'If there is anything that can invariably be experienced in modern economies, then it is their incessant innovative transformation. In this fine volume Buenstorf brings together a selection of cutting edge research papers which jointly give the reader
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
individuals and interactions
21
advice on weighing goods in a boundedly rational way
23
3 Emergent cultural phenomena and their cognitive foundations
39
effects on aggregate outcomes
58
the influenceof peers and organizational context
75
PART II The evolution of firms
101
6 Capturing firm behavior in agentbased models of industry evolution and macroeconomic dynamics
103
the case of Carl Zeiss
131
8 Creativity human resources and organizational learning
155
PART III Evolving firms as drivers of economic development
183
9 Economic development as a branching process
185
evidence on Denmark
197
some insights into the making of a hidden star
222
Index
245
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