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Business Competence, Organizational Learning and Economic Growth: Establishing the Smith-Schumpeter-Wicksell (SSW) Connection

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  • Eliasson, Gunnar

    (Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN))

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    The firm is defined in terms of its financial objectives, achieved through human-based organizational competence, conferring scale economies on all other factors. Competence is developed through organizational learning, jointly produced with the value added of the firm, largely manifesting itself in organizational change. Such learning draws considerable resources, partly through mistakes and is subjected to strongly diminishing returns.

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    Paper provided by Research Institute of Industrial Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 264.

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    Length: 38 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 1990
    Date of revision: Jan 1991
    Handle: RePEc:hhs:iuiwop:0264

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    Keywords: Organizational change; Economic growth;

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