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Dynamics of Big Internet Industry Groups and Future Trends

A View from Epigenetic Economics

Editors: Gómez Uranga, Mikel, Zabala-Iturriagagoitia, Jon Mikel, Barrutia Guenaga, Jon (Eds.)

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  • Introduces a new analytical framework that applies ideas from biogenetics to the study of business dynamics and economic thinking
  • Includes case studies of large Internet companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon and Samsung, which illustrate the dynamics of ‘business ecosystems’
  • Maximizes readers' insights into how selected technology companies adapt to major changes in their respective business environments
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About this book

This book applies a new analytical framework to the study of the evolution of large Internet companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon and Samsung. It sheds light on the dynamics of business groups, which are approached as ‘business ecosystems,’ and introduces the concept of Epigenetic Economic Dynamics (EED), which is defined as the study of the epigenetic dynamics generated as a result of the adaptation of organizations to major changes in their respective environments. The book augments the existing literature on evolutionary economic thinking with findings from epigenetics, which are proving increasingly useful in analyzing the workings of large organizations. It also details the theoretical and conceptual nature of recent work based on evolutionary economics, mainly from the perspective of generalized Darwinism, resilience and related variety, and complements the work conducted on evolutionary economics by applying the analytical framework of EED. It makes it easier to forecast future dynamics on the Internet by proving that a sizable number of big business groups are veering from their initial paths to take unprecedented new directions as a result of competition pressure, and as such is a valuable resource for postgraduates and researchers as well as those involved in economics and innovation studies.    

About the authors

Mikel Gómez Uranga is a professor at the Department of Applied Economics I, UPV/EHU in Sarriko, Bilbao (Spain). He has extensive experience in the management and coordination of regional, national and international projects dealing with, for example, regional innovation systems, intellectual property right protection, nanotechnology, industrial regeneration or ethics. He also has over 30 years' research experience, during which he visited several universities, including those in Nevada, Chicago, Lyon and Toulouse. His research mainly focuses on the following domains: • Economics of technical change • Evolutionary economics and institutionalism • Evolutionary Economic geography • Innovation systems 
Jon Mikel Zabala is a postdoc researcher at the University of Deusto. He graduated as an engineer in industrial organization at the University of Mondragon (2002) and holds a European Ph.D. in engineering and innovation projects from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (2008). Between 2009 and 2013 he held a postdoctoral position at CIRCLE, Lund University (Sweden). He was also a visiting scholar at the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) in 2006. His research focuses on the following areas: 
• Innovation policy • Policy evaluation • Innovation Systems • Innovation management Jon Barrutia is a Professor of Management and Business Economics at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao. He has extensive academic and professional experience in various high-level academic and administrative positions. From 1990 to 1995 he was Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of the Basque Country, where he subsequently served (from 1996 to 1999) as Vice Rector of the University. In 1999 he was appointed as a Director of Universities in the Basque Government, a position he held until 2001. He then held the office of Vice Councilor of University and Research of the Basque Government between 2001 and 2006. Since 1987 he has been a member of the European Academy of Management and Business Economics, and since 2009 he has been Head of the Department of Management and Business Economics at the University of the Basque Country. As a lecturer, he has taught courses on organizational theory and public management at the undergraduate, executive education, MBA and PhD levels. E-mail: jon.barrutia@ehu.es
 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 59,49 €
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Hardcover 72,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-31145-6
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Softcover 72,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-80975-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamics of Big Internet Industry Groups and Future Trends
Book Subtitle
A View from Epigenetic Economics
Editors
  • Mikel Gómez Uranga
  • Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia
  • Jon Barrutia Guenaga
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31147-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31147-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31145-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80975-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 254
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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