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Volume 14, Number 4, 2000
Page(s) 333 - 346
DOI: 10.1051/ejess:2000101

European Journal of Economic and Social Systems 14 N$^\circ$ 4 (2000) pp. 333-346

Organizational structure and innovative performances of the firm: A dynamic model

Francis Munier

BETA, UMR du CNRS n$^\circ$ 7522, Université Louis Pasteur, 61 avenue de la Forêt-Noire, 67085 Strasbourg, France


The aim of this article is to propose an analytical basis for the hypothesis according to which interactions between individuals increase innovative performances of the firm. The model is based on the mathematical theory of viability, which enables comparison between different dynamics of evolution of organizational structures.

Keywords: Viability, innovation, interaction, learning

Correspondence and reprints: Francis Munier

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