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The Governance of the Knowledge-Intensive Firm in an Industry Life-Cycle Approach

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  • Jackie Krafft

    (GREDEG - Groupe de Recherche en Droit, Economie et Gestion - CNRS : UMR6227 - Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis)

  • Jacques-Laurent Ravix

    (GREDEG - Groupe de Recherche en Droit, Economie et Gestion - CNRS : UMR6227 - Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis)

Abstract

Today, a growing literature develops on the idea that different types of rules and norms should govern differently entrepreneurial and public firms, depending on the industry in which they operate and the stage of development of the industry. This chapter contributes to this new literature by adding the empirical dimensions that are pointed out in the industry life cycle (ILC) literature. The purpose is to investigate what the governance of the knowledge-intensive firm may look like in an industry life cycle approach.

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Date of creation: 2009
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Publication status: Published, Corporate Governance, Organization and the Firm, Edward Elgar (Ed.), 2009, 48-62
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