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Industrial and Corporate Change is committed to presenting and interpreting corporate organization and change, innovation, industrial structures and dynamics, drawing from a variety of disciplines, including economics, management …

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Innovation and safety in high-risk organizations

The construction or re-certification of a nuclear power plant often draws considerable attention from activists concerned about safety. However, nuclear-powered US Navy (USN) ships routinely dock in the most heavily populated areas without creating any controversy at all. How has the USN managed to maintain such an impressive safety record?

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The gender gap in pay in Spanish company boards

Is there gender gap in pay on the boards of listed Spanish firms? If there is, what are the factors behind the gender gap in pay? We sought to find out the answers to these questions.

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How the US government invented and exploited the 'patent troll' hold-up myth

A patent like other property rights is a right to exclude others and not a right or an obligation to make the patented invention. Yet today there is a growing campaign by certain industry sectors and the government against patent holders that do not make any products but enforce their patent rights for licensing revenues, often pejoratively called patent 'trolls'.

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Does industry sponsorship restrict the disclosure of academic research?

Long-run trends suggest a broad shift is taking place in the institutional financing structure that supports academic research.

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Nelson Prize

The Richard R. Nelson Award Prize for 2014 has been awarded to Professor Kira R. Fabrizio for her article, “Absorptive Capacity and the Search for Innovation", Research Policy, 38 (2009).

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Industrial and Corporate Change is a forum where industrial historians explicitly relate their analyses to the state of the art in the relevant social sciences and propose conjectures and theories. Conversely, economists and practitioners of other social disciplines are encouraged to apply their models to the historical evidence.


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