The Network as Knowledge : Generative Rules and the Emergence of Structure

  title={The Network as Knowledge : Generative Rules and the Emergence of Structure},
  author={Bruce Kogut},
The imputation problem is how to account for the sources of the value of the firm. I propose that part of the value of the firm derives from its participation in a network that emerges from the operation of generative rules that instruct the decision to cooperate. Whereas the value of firm-level capabilities is coincidental with the firm as the unit of accrual, ownership claims to the value of coordination in a network pit firms potentially in opposition with one another. We analyze the work on… CONTINUE READING
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