The legacy of Steven Klepper: Industry evolution, entrepreneurship, and geography

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Journal Article

© The Author 2015. This introductory essay of the Special Issue honoring Steven Klepper provides a synthesis of his work, and places the articles of the Special Issue within the context of his scholarship. Steven Klepper's pioneering work linked life cycle patterns in industry evolution to underlying micro-level firm innovation dynamics and employee entrepreneurship, and to the macro-level implications regarding geographical agglomeration and the growth of economies. Taken together, the lifetime of Klepper's research provides an integrated account of the key industrial mechanisms at work, and also sets the stage for future research, as is elaborated in individual contributions to the Special Issue.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Agarwal, R; Buenstorf, G; Cohen, WM; Malerba, F

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 739 - 753

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1464-3650

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-6491

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/icc/dtv030

Citation Source

  • Scopus