Governance Modes and Technological 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

 Governance Modes and Technological Innovation

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This chapter identifies organizational forms (governance structures) and discusses organizational archetypes (such as integrated hierarchies and multiproduct organization, hollow corporations, and conglomerates) that have implications for technological innovation. Profiting from the innovation of a new technology involves considerable challenges and depends on such factors as firm boundaries, degree of vertical integration, the structure of financial markets, and the formal and informal organizational structure; and the different organizational archetype faces, different challenges and different types of capabilities, innovation, and preferred organizational forms.

Keywords: financial markets; governance; organizational structure; technological innovation; vertical integration

Chapter.  6161 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Microeconomics

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