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Organizing Entrepreneurship by Laura Gaillard Giordani, Anna Grandori

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4   The Internal and External Growth of Entrepreneurial Firms

Anna Grandori and Laura Gaillard

The problem of firm boundaries has a long, noble and Nobel-Prize tradition in organizational and economic studies, as it is connected with the problem of the nature of the firm (Williamson 1975, 1981). However, only recently that type of analysis has been applied to the specific problem of the nature and boundaries of the entrepreneurial firm (Alvarez and Barney 2007; Foss and Klein 2004). Actually, the “application” to the entrepreneurial firm has also enriched the theory, as it has integrated the traditional analysis of the problem based ...

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