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Organizations and Capabilities: The Role of Decompositions and Units of Selection

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dc.contributor.author Levinthal, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-29T16:34:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-29T16:34:05Z
dc.date.issued 1996 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8048
dc.description.abstract "Organizations are first and foremost a decomposition. Out of the vast web of economic interrelationships, an extraordinarily small subset are given special salience. This subset is, for most legal and economic purposes, treated as a collective entity by its external environment. Payoffs, rewards and responsibilities, accrue to the collective entity. The payoff to particular subunits and individual actors within the organization is mediated by the collective's systems of allocation. Understanding the importance of organizations as a mechanism of resource allocation requires an understanding of the role of decompositions and alternative units of selection." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject organizations en_US
dc.subject economies of scale en_US
dc.title Organizations and Capabilities: The Role of Decompositions and Units of Selection en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Presentation to the European Management and Organizations in Tranistion Workshop en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates January en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Reading, England en_US

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