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Reproducing artisanal knowledge in the New Economy: a case study of English farmhouse cheese making, 1850-2000

Blundel, Richard (2002). Reproducing artisanal knowledge in the New Economy: a case study of English farmhouse cheese making, 1850-2000. In: Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics (DRUID) Summer Conference, 6-8 Jun 2002, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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This paper traces the changing dynamics of artisanal knowledge production from the pre-industrial era to the inception of the digital economy. It integrates resource-based and institutional concepts within a broadly Penrosian framework. Results are presented in two overlapping phases. The first is a broad historical analysis, periodised on the basis of changes in knowledge production and associated isolating mechanisms. The second draws on a multiple case study to provide a more fine-grained account of the growth of artisanal knowledge in two firms, from formation in the mid-1950s to the present day. The final section comprises a discussion and series of concluding remarks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2002 The Author
Keywords: artisanal knowledge; firms; growth; networks; Penrose; production systems
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 29187
Depositing User: Richard Blundel
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 12:41
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 20:07
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