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Land Tenure, Investment Incentives, and the Choice of Techniques: Evidence from Nicaragua

Oriana Bandiera.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Production and Organizations; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics. 8492 words.

The choice of cultivation techniques is a key determinant of agricultural productivity and has important consequences for income growth and poverty reduction in developing countries....

Learning, Misallocation, and Technology Adoption: Evidence from New Malaria Therapy in Tanzania

Achyuta Adhvaryu.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economics of Health; Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Development. 17323 words.

I study how the misallocation of new technology to individuals, who have low ex post returns to its use, affects learning and adoption behaviour. I focus on anti-malarial treatment, which...

Learning patterns in venture capital investing in new industries

Dimo Dimov, Pablo Martin de Holan and Hana Milanov.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

December 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Entrepreneurship; Investment Banking; Business and Management; Technological Change; Research and Development. 14817 words.

Using an organizational learning perspective, we link the decision by venture capital (VC) firms to invest early in a new high-technology industry to three experiential learning mechanisms:...

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Lock-in or lock-out? How structural properties of knowledge networks affect regional resilience

Joan Crespo, Raphael Suire and Jerome Vicente.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2014; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Methodology; Technological Change; Research and Development. 9454 words.

This article develops an evolutionary framework of regional resilience with a primary focus on the structural properties of local knowledge networks. After presenting the network-based...

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The mirroring hypothesis: theory, evidence, and exceptions

Lyra J. Colfer and Carliss Y. Baldwin.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

October 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Production and Organizations; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Technological Change; Research and Development. 18503 words.

The mirroring hypothesis predicts that organizational ties within a project, firm, or group of firms (e.g., communication, collocation, employment) will correspond to the technical...

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Multiple borrowing and adverse selection in credit markets

Eric Van Tassel.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2018; p ublished online August 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economic Development. 6908 words.

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An entrepreneur planning a risky expansion of his small business project may prefer to fund the expansion by soliciting several loans from different...

Myopia, knowledge development and cluster evolution

Peter Maskell and Anders Malmberg.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Microeconomics; Economic Methodology; Economic Development. 7455 words.

This article aims to show how processes of knowledge development and their institutional underpinnings make up the core of evolutionary economic geography. We argue that micro level...

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Negatively Correlated Bandits

Nicolas Klein and Sven Rady.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Game Theory and Bargaining Theory; Technological Change; Research and Development. 19873 words.

We analyse a two-player game of strategic experimentation with two-armed bandits. Either player has to decide in continuous time whether to use a safe arm with a known pay-off or a risky...

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Network structural properties for cluster long-run dynamics: evidence from collaborative R&D networks in the European mobile phone industry

Joan Crespo, Raphaël Suire and Jérôme Vicente.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

April 2016; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Manufacturing; Technological Change; Research and Development; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics. 13061 words.

In a recent literature, the structural properties of knowledge networks have been pointed out as a critical factor for cluster structural changes and long-run dynamics. Mixing evolutionary...

Pareto-improving inefficiency

Arup Bose, Debashis Pal and David E.M. Sappington.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2011; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Production and Organizations; Technological Change; Research and Development. 5013 words.

This paper considers a simple moral hazard setting in which a project owner (or, more generally, a principal) hires a contractor (or, more generally, an agent) to operate her project. We...

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Patterns of organization in the development of medical know-how: the case of glaucoma research

Davide Consoli and Ronnie Ramlogan.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

April 2012; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Technological Change; Research and Development; Health, Education, and Welfare. 10107 words.

Medicine, traditionally known as the art of healing, is evolving fast. One key development in this process is the transition from the ontology of “curing” to that of solving problems. As a...

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Posturing and Holdup in Innovation

Naveen Khanna and Richmond D. Mathews.

in The Review of Financial Studies

September 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Investment Banking; Corporate Governance; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Business and Management; Technological Change; Research and Development. 17346 words.

We show that the need to “posture” can help solve the holdup problem inherent in many multistage relationships, including those between entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Posturing...

R&D partnership portfolios and the inflow of technological knowledge

Hans T. W. Frankort, John Hagedoorn and Wilko Letterie.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

April 2012; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Production and Organizations; Single Equation Models; Single Variables; Technological Change; Research and Development; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 11085 words.

This article links research on parallel search and joint R&D to contribute a portfolio perspective to the study of knowledge flows within interfirm R&D partnerships. In a longitudinal...

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Regional Variation in Risk and Time Preferences: Evidence from a Large-scale Field Experiment in Rural Uganda

Yuki Tanaka and Alistair Munro.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2014; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 11608 words.

Experiments measuring risk and time preferences in developing countries have tended to have relatively small samples and geographically concentrated sampling. This large-scale field...

Relatedness and technological change in cities: the rise and fall of technological knowledge in US metropolitan areas from 1981 to 2010

Ron Boschma, Pierre-Alexandre Balland and Dieter Franz Kogler.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

February 2015; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Technological Change; Research and Development. 10405 words.

This article investigates by means of US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent data whether technological relatedness at the city level was a crucial driving force behind technological...

Relationships and Growth: On the Dynamic Interplay between Relational Contracts and Competitive Markets in Economic Development

Shingo Ishiguro.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; General Aggregative Models; Economic Development. 14106 words.

This article presents a dynamic general equilibrium model to investigate how different contracting modes based on formal and relational enforcements emerge endogenously and are linked...

The role of search in university productivity: inside, outside, and interdisciplinary dimensions

James D. Adams and J. Roger Clemmons.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

February 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Production and Organizations; Technological Change; Research and Development. 10862 words.

Due to improving information technology, the growing complexity of research problems, and policies designed to foster interdisciplinary research, the practice of science in the United...

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The Sale of Ideas: Strategic Disclosure, Property Rights, and Contracting

James J. Anton and Dennis A. Yao.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2002; p ublished online July 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Technological Change; Research and Development; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 0 words.

Ideas are difficult to sell when buyers cannot assess an idea's value before it is revealed and sellers cannot protect a revealed idea. These problems exist in a variety of intellectual...

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Self-organizing innovation networks, mobile knowledge carriers and diasporas: insights from a pioneering boutique hotel chain

Michelle S. Lowe, Allan M. Williams, Gareth Shaw and Katherine Cudworth.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Technological Change; Research and Development; Services. 11852 words.

This paper provides insights from the UK’s pioneering boutique hotel chain, Hotel du Vin (HduV) to explore the dynamics of self-forming innovation networks within the service sector. In...

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Sequential Adoption of Package Technologies: The Dynamics of Stacked Trait Corn Adoption

Ursula Aldana, Jeremy D. Foltz, Bradford L. Barham and Pilar Useche.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy. 8116 words.

Genetically modified corn seed companies have recently created stacked varieties which combine more than one trait. This work develops a Bayesian model that demonstrates how uncertainty...

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