25 giugno 2015 - Anything new on governance and growth of firms in a context of innovation and eco-innovation? Issues and results
The aim of the proposed talk is to answer the following questions: What do economists talk about when they deal with governance of firms, firms growth, innovation and eco-innovation? What relationships do economists explore when they focus on these objects of study? The presentation will start with a definition of these concepts, and will proceed to the investigation of the possible relationships between these notions, stressing the main issues and results obtained so far at a theoretical and empirical level. The talk will deal with firms growth exploring questions like: Is growth a distinctive feature of SMEs? Is innovation an engine for firm growth? Is eco-innovation favourable to firm growth? On the issue of governance, the main lines of the research agenda will be: Is governance exclusively a concern for large firms? How governance affects innovation and eco-innovation? Is there a specific governance for high growth firms?