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Measuring Competence – By Samuel Phineas Upham

By Samuel Phineas Upham In their paper “Measuring Competence” Rebecca Henderson and Iain Cockburn are trying to measure and compare competence and have selected the pharmaceutical R&D sector to accomplish their goal. They selected this area because they can measure a wide range of available proxies — such as patent awards and drug tests — and because pharmaceutical companies keep large and...

How Coke and Pepsi Have Evolved – By Samuel Phineas Upham

By Samuel Phineas Upham Over the last 30 years, both Coke and Pepsi have changed their relationships with their bottlers. In the paper “Strategic and Transaction Costs: The Organization of Distribution in the Carbonated Soft Drink Industry” by Timothy J. Muris, David T. Scheffman, and Pablo T. Spiller, the authors suggest a groundbreaking and fascinated view that attempts to explain the changing...

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