Organizational Theory and Entrepreneurship Comparison Essay by cee-cee

Organizational Theory and Entrepreneurship
An examination of innovation and imitation with regards to organizational theory.
# 110223 | 1,596 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 18, 2008 in Business (General)

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This paper discusses the differences between innovation and imitation in entrepreneurship. It specifically looks at these concepts in the light of organizational theory. The paper concludes that both imitation and innovation are ways by which knowledge can be diffused within the organization or, often in the present, between different organizations.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ethiraj, Sendil, Levinthal, Daniel, Roy, Rishir. The Dual Role of Modularity: Innovation and Imitation. Management Science. March 2007.
  • Organization theory. On the Internet at Last retrieved on December 13, 2007
  • Yong, Grace, Ho, Weng, Kong. INNOVATION, IMITATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP. Singapore Economic Review. June 2006.
  • Schmitz, Jr, J.A. Imitation, Entrepreneurship, and Long-run Growth. Journal of Political Economy, 1989, pp. 721-739.
  • Segerstrom, Paul. Innovation, Imitation and Economic Growth. Journal of Political Economy. 1991

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