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L'intégration de la R&D industrielle : nouvelles perspectives d'analyse


  • Dominique Foray
  • David C. Mowery


[fre] L'intégration de la R&D industrielle : nouvelles perspectives d'analyse. . Cet article poursuit deux objectifs : d'une part, il s'agit de mettre en évidence la spécificité de la R&D intégrée à la firme, par rapport aux formes externes correspondantes : à la capacité d'innovation, la R&D interne associe une capacité d'apprentissage. Le second objectif découle de ce premier résultat : il s'agit d'élaborer les principes d'une théorie de l'organisation de la R&D industrielle, qui ne soient pas réductibles aux catégories de l'économie des coûts de transaction. Avec les notions de quasi-rente composite et d'irréversibilité, nous pourrons saisir la contradiction, inhérente à tout processus de mise en forme organisationnelle, entre la nécessité d'intégrer des ressources, comme condition de changement, et la nécessité de laisser ces ressources sur le marché, comme condition de réversibilité. [eng] The integration of industrial R&D : toward a new analytical perspective. . This article has been written in a twofold perspective. Firstly we attempt to show the specificity of the in house research, in comparison with extramural R&D : In house R&D has two faces, innovation and leaming. The second perspective derives from this first resuit : we attempt to formulate the principles of a theory of R&d's organization, not reductible to the categories of the economics of transaction costs. Thus, the notions of quasi-rent and irreversibility permit us to formulate the contradiction, inherently associated to every organisational process, between the necessity of integrating ressources, as condition for changing, and the necessity of keeping these ressources on the marketplace, as condition for maintening a certain degree of reversibility.

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  • Dominique Foray & David C. Mowery, 1990. "L'intégration de la R&D industrielle : nouvelles perspectives d'analyse," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 41(3), pages 501-530.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:reveco:reco_0035-2764_1990_num_41_3_409220
    Note: DOI:10.3406/reco.1990.409220

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