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The theory of the growth of the firm / Edith Penrose ; with a new introduction by Christos N. Pitelis.Material type: BookPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009Edition: 4th edition, Revised edition.Description: xlix, 249 p. ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780199573844 (pbk.); 0199573840 (pbk.).Subject(s): Industries -- Size | Industrial organizationGenre/Form: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS | BUSINESS & ECONOMICSDDC classification: 338.7 PEN Online resources: Table of contents
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The firm in theory -- The productive opportunity of the firm and the "entrepreneur" -- Expansion without merger : the receding managerial limit -- "Inherited" resources and the direction of expansion -- The economics of size and the economies of growth -- The economics of diversification -- Expansion through acquisition and merger -- The rate of growth of a firm through time -- The position of large and small firms in a growing economy -- Growing firms in a growing economy : the process of industrial concentration and the pattern of dominance.
Edith Penrose's tightly argued classic laid the foundations for the resource based view of the firm, now the dominant framework in business strategy She analyses managerial activities and decisions, organizational routines, and also the factors that inevitably limit a firm's growth prospects. --from publisher's description.