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The Theory of the Experimentally Organized Economy and Competence Blocs

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Dan Johansson, Experimentell ekonomi, Företagandets villkor, Kompetensblock, Svenska tillväxtsskolan

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This article presents the theory of the experimentally organized economy and competence blocs. The theory assumes that information is immense and that economic actors are boundedly rational. This makes practically all economic activities to some extent uncertain and unpredictable; they become experimental in nature. Economic growth is, hence, viewed as an evolutionary process of the discovery, use and selection of knowledge. So-called competence blocs—the minimum set of agents with different, but complementary competencies required to generate and commercialize new combinations—are identified as necessary for efficient resource allocation. The incentives given by the institutions to the actors in the competence bloc are crucial for economic performance.

Johansson, D. (2010). ”The theory of the experimentally organized economy and competence blocs: an introduction.”Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 20(2): 185-201.


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