Final Report - November 2000 Dynacom Series

Competences, Capabilities andCorporate Performances
Giovanni Dosi, Benjamin Coriat andKeith Pavitt with the help of all the Dynacom Researchers.
The project addresses the nature of corporate organizations, their competencesand capabilities and their learning patterns. The analysis is undertaken at differentlevels of observations - ranging from firm-level studies of the patterns oftechnological and organizational change all the way to broad cross-nationalcomparisons .Along with a wide set of empirical investigations, the projects explore the theoreticalimplications of a competence/capability based view of the firm.Finally, drawing from the observed relationships between competences and variousindicators of organizational performances, the project is able to suggest a few"diagnostic" consequences for the European economy together with some policyimplications.

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