Organizational Forms in the Knowledge Economy: A Comparative Institutional Analysis
AbstractThis paper attempts to provide an analytical framework to analyze organizational forms in the knowledge economy. We first outline some historical trends that have transformed the organization of production over the last few decades. We show that this transformation has taken place not only in the realm of intellectual property rights (IPRs) regime, but also in technology. Finally, by recourse to a formal model, we study the determinants of the distribution of alternative institutional arrangements in this new environment. We argue that organizational ecology is mainly determined by knowledge network effects, and complementarities between IPRs and technology.
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Institutional complementarities; Organizational forms; Technology; Intellectual property rights;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- K11 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Property Law
- L23 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Organization of Production
- O34 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-08-31 (All new papers)
- NEP-ICT-2013-08-31 (Information & Communication Technologies)
- NEP-IPR-2013-08-31 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-KNM-2013-08-31 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-LAW-2013-08-31 (Law & Economics)
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