publication . Article . 2002

The firm in the Information Age: organizational responses to technological change in the processed foods sector

Cox, H.; Simon Mowatt; Prevezer, M.;
  • Published: 01 Feb 2002
  • Country: United Kingdom
The transformation of production processes that occurred across a range of manufacturing industries during the Industrial Age generated new and more complex requirements for the process of intermediation as well as for the production systems themselves. The development of hierarchical organizations provided firms with the ability to oversee directly many of these new tasks and to create markets that supported them. In contrast, the advent of the Information Age has tended not so much to require the creation of markets de novo but has rather altered the nature of existing relationships of intermediation in ways that have facilitated a much wider collection of org...
free text keywords: HC, HD28, Manufacturing, business.industry, business, Industrial organization, Marketing, Food processing, Intermediation, Information Age, Industrial Age, Economics, Technological change
Related Organizations

Abernathy, F.H., Dunlop, J.T., Hammond, J.H. and Weil, D. (1999), A Stitch in Time: Lean Retailing and the Transformation of Manufacturing - Lessons from the Apparel and Textile Industries. Oxford University Press: New York. [OpenAIRE]

Bamfield, J. (1994), “The Adoption of Electronic Data Interchange by Retailers”, International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management. 22(2) 3-11.

Bourlakis, M. (1998), “Transaction Costs, Internationalisation and Logistics: The Case of European Food Retailing”, International Journal Of Logistics. 1(3) 251-265.

Buck, D. (1990), “Changing to Contract Distribution”, International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management. 18(1) 35-41.

Burt, S. and Sparks, L. (1997), “Performance in Food Retailing: A Cross-National Consideration and Comparison of Retail Margins”, British Journal of Management. 8 133- 150.

Casson, M. (1997a), “Institutional Economics and Business History: A Way Forward?” Business History. 39(4), 151-71.

Casson, M. (1997b), Information and Organization: A New Perspective on the Theory of the Firm. Clarendon Press: Oxford.

Casson, M. and Cox, H. (1997), “An Economic Model of Inter-Firm Networks”, in Ebers, M.

Fieldhouse, D.K. (1978), Unilever Overseas: The Anatomy of a Multinational, 1895-1965.

Fransman, M. (1998), “Information, Knowledge, Vision, and Theories of the Firm”, in Dosi, G., Teece, D.J. and Chytry, J. (eds.) Technology, Organization, and Competitiveness: Perspectives on Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press: Oxford. [OpenAIRE]

Wilson, C. (1968), Unilever, 1945-1965: Challenge and Response in the Post-War Industrial Revolution. Cassell: London.

Powered by OpenAIRE Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue