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Knowledge and Competitive Advantage: The Coevolution of Firms, Technology, and National Institutions (Cambridge Studies in the Emergence of Global Enterprise) Hardcover – 10 Nov 2003
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'… the book is a short valuable technological history of dyes, as well as a collection of databases on firms and plants. There's also a comprehensive bibliography and a good index. Murmann's book will interest and stimulate the thinking of anyone involved in management in a technology-based operation. I also recommend it to policy makers in governmental organizations that seek to influence international policy. As Murmann hopes, it should also encourage additional research.' Chemical and Engineering News
'Murmann's sophisticated co-evolutionary theory of industrial leadership considerably increases our understanding of the dynamics of international competition.' Jochen Streb, University of Hohenheim
'Murmann's book all in all is a masterpiece of historical sociology. It achieves both completeness and particularity. … For business historians, Murmann's work demonstrates the exciting potential of an organized and systematic effort, creatively presented, to make industrial history meaningful to managers, and other historians, without sacrificing richness of detail. Enterprise and Society
'It is always a welcome sign when some aspect of the history of chemistry is placed within a new context and made relevant to new audiences. This is what Johann Peter Murmann has achieved with considerable success …' Ambix
A comparison of the development of the synthetic dye industry in Great Britain, Germany, and the US. This constitutes an important chapter in business, economic, and technological history because synthetic dyes - invented in 1857 - represent the first time that a scientific discovery quickly gave rise to a new industry.See all Product description
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Excellent read -- well worth the effort
4 February 2008 - Published on Amazon.com
2 people found this helpful.
This is a highly academic book -- one that I read in getting my PhD -- and hence is not an easy book for a casual historian student to read. A reader should have an interest (or a grounding) in sociology or organzational theory. However, if you make the effort to read Murmann you will develop an excellent understanding of how industries and nations evolve, and how the surrounding institutions (universities and patent laws) are an important contributor to economic development. So for the right reader it is a superb book. I read a copy taken out of the library and liked it so much that I bought a copy for my bookshelf.
Well worth its Schumpeter prize
13 August 2006 - Published on Amazon.com
6 people found this helpful.
This book well deserves the $10,000 prize which the Schumpeter Society awarded it. It throws a brilliant new light on the development of one of the key factors shaping the modern business world, intellectual property. As just one example, the first synthetic dyes were invented and innovated in England, yet within 40 years, German firms held 95% of the world market for them. Murmann explains how much this owed to the way the Germans gave their firms a level of patent protection in 1877 which was not matched in Britain until 1905, by which time it was too late.
21 June 2006 - Published on Amazon.com
3 people found this helpful.
I bought this book to use in a class, but I only read four pages before giving up because it was just too much to read. Get a magnifying glass people. This book is written in fine print. You'd think they would publish it in a font that would comfortable to read. For that reason alone I returned it in favor of another.