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Learning and Innovation in Organizations and Economies

Bart Nooteboom


This book develops a general ‘logic’, or heuristic of discovery, to explain the emergence of novelty in individual thought, organizations, industries, and economies. It draws on a variety of literatures, discussing theories of organizational learning, evolutionary and institutional economics, knowledge, and language. It brings these together in a unifying framework and applies that for an analysis of innovation systems and the management of learning. Unification is based on the resource- or competence-based view in economics, in combination with a theory of learning by interaction. The central ... More

Keywords: learning, innovation, organizations, economies, industries, individual thought, organizational learning, evolutionary economics, institutional economics, innovation systems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199241002
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241002.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bart Nooteboom, author
Professor of Organization, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
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