The Impact of Market Structure and Organizational Factors on Innovation

David J. Teece

in Managing Intellectual Capital

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780198295426
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596964 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies

 The Impact of Market Structure and Organizational Factors on Innovation

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This chapter discusses the importance of market structure and organizational factors on innovation. In particular, it suggests that the formal and informal structures of the firm, as well as the network of external linkages they possess, have implications on the kind and strength of innovation firms engage in. It presents frameworks for analysing technological change and innovation in building a coherent framework for analysing the factors that influence innovation. These include organizational competences, organizational structure and incentives, internal organizational culture, and external linkages.

Keywords: competences; culture; firms; incentives; market structure; networks; organizational structure; technological change; technological innovation

Chapter.  7060 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Microeconomics

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