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Industrial dynamics : a framework for analysis of industrial transformation


  • Bo Carlsson


[fre] La première partie de cet article présente les quatre thèmes qui, ensemble, constituent le cadre analytique de base de la Dynamique industrielle : (1) la nature de l'activité économique de la firme ; (2) les frontières de la firme et le degré d'interdépendance entre les firmes ; (3) le changement technologique et son cadre institutionnel ; et (4) le rôle de l'État.. La deuxième partie de l'article fournit un exemple d'analyse de la dynamique industrielle, dans le cas de la productique en Suède. Trois composantes principales du système technologique de la productique sont l'infrastructure institutionnelle (la R-D industrielle, les organismes scientifiques et la politique gouvernementale), la concentration de ressources sous la forme de réseaux (l'accent étant mis sur « des institutions d'interface » et sur les relations entre offreurs et utilisateurs), et les compétences économiques de divers agents, en particulier d'utilisateurs et de producteurs. [eng] The first part of this paper presents four main themes which together constitute the basic analytical framework of Industrial Dynamics : (1) the nature of economic activity in the firm ; (2) the boundaries of the firm and the degree of interdependence among firms ; (3) technological change and its institutional framework ; and (4) the role of public policy.. The second part of the paper provides an example of industrial dynamic analysis as applied to factory automation is Sweden. The main components of the technological system for factory automation are the institutional infrastructure (industrial R&D, academic institutions, and government policy), the clustering of resources in the form of networks (with emphasis on "bridging institutions" and user-supplier linkages), and the economic competence of various agents, particularly users and suppliers.

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  • Bo Carlsson, 1992. "Industrial dynamics : a framework for analysis of industrial transformation," Revue d'Économie Industrielle, Programme National Persée, vol. 61(1), pages 7-32.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:recind:rei_0154-3229_1992_num_61_1_1434
    DOI: 10.3406/rei.1992.1434
    Note: DOI:10.3406/rei.1992.1434

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