Papers and Publications

Kenneth L. Simons

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Industrial competition, technological change, and corporate policy:

"Light Emitting Diodes and the Lighting Revolution: The Emergence of a Solid-State Lighting Industry," Research Policy, vol. 43 no. 10, December 2014, pp. 1730-1746, with Susan Walsh Sanderson. Get Working Paper Get Published Edition FREE access through 5 Dec. 2014

"Entrepreneurs Seeking Gains: Profit Motives and Risk Aversion in Inventors' Commercialization Decisions," Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, vol. 19 no. 4, Winter 2010, pp. 863-888, with Thomas Astebro. Get Working Paper Get Published Edition  (mathematical proofs)

"Two Roads to Riches? The (In)Frequency of Strongly Disruptive Technological Change," manuscript, 2009. Get Working Paper

"Product Market Characteristics and the Industry Life Cycle," manuscript, 2011. Get Working Paper

"On the Theory of Product Market Characteristics and the Industry Life Cycle," manuscript, 2006. Get Working Paper

"Shakeouts, Innovation, and Industrial Strategy and Policy," Australian Economic Review, vol. 40 no. 1, March 2007, pp. 106-112. Get Working Paper Get Published Paper

"Assessing the Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions on Firm Performance, Plant Productivity, and Workers: New Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data," Strategic Management Journal, vol. 31 no. 8, August 2010, pp. 903-916, with Donald S. Siegel. Get Working Paper Get Published Edition

"Assessing the Effects of Ownership Change on Women and Minority Employees: Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data," International Journal of the Economics of Business, vol. 14 no. 2, July 2007, pp. 161-178, with John Marsh and Donald S. Siegel. Get Working Paper Get Published Paper

"Assessing the Effects of Ownership Change on Careers: New Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data," manuscript, 2005, with Donald S. Siegel and Tomas Lindstrom. Get Working Paper

"Ownership Change, Productivity, and Human Capital: New Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data in Swedish Manufacturing," in Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data, University of Chicago Press for the National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009, pp. 397-442, with Donald S. Siegel and Tomas Lindstrom. Get Working Paper Get Published Paper

"Entrepreneurial Entry and Information Technology Shocks: The Unvarying Experience of IT Consultancies," manuscript, 2007. Get Working Paper Get Slides

"Bodyshopping versus Offshoring among Indian Software and Information Technology Firms," Information Technology and Management, vol. 12 no. 1, March 2011, pp. 17-34, with Sumit K. Majumdar and Ashok Nag. Get Working Paper Get Published Edition

"Lighting Industry," in Innovation in Global Industries - U.S. Firms Competing in a New World, National Academies Press, 2008, pp. 163-205, with Susan Sanderson, Judith Walls, and Yin-Yi Lai. This volume is a focus report of the National Academies. Covered in Business Week (slide show gives industry-specific coverage). Get Working Paper Get Published Edition

"Global Technology Development in Solid State Lighting Technologies," International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems, vol. 20 no. 2, June 2011, pp. 359-382, with Susan Walsh Sanderson. Get Working Paper Get Published Edition

"Predictable Cross-Industry Heterogeneity in Industry Dynamics," in Albert N. Link and F. M. Scherer, eds., Essays in Honor of Edwin Mansfield: The Economics of R&D, Innovation and Technological Change, Springer, 2005, pp. 275-279. Get Working Paper Get Published Edition

"Industry Shakeouts and Technological Change," International Journal of Industrial Organization, vol. 23 no. 1-2, February 2005, pp. 23-43, with Steven Klepper. Get Working Paper Get Published Edition

"Salaries and Career Opportunities in the Banking Industry: Evidence from the Personnel Records of the Union Bank of Australia," Explorations in Economic History, vol. 38 no. 2, April 2001, pp. 195-224, with Andrew Seltzer. Get Published Edition

"Dominance by Birthright: Entry of Prior Producers and Competitive Ramifications in the U.S. Television Receiver Industry," Strategic Management Journal, vol. 21 no. 10-11, October-November 2000, pp. 997-1016, with Steven Klepper. Get Working Paper Get Published Edition

"Dominance by Birthright: Entry of Prior Producers and Competitive Ramifications in the U.S. Television Receiver Industry," reprinted in Constance E. Helfat, ed., The Blackwell/Strategic Management Society Handbook of Organizational Capabilities: Emergence, Development and Change, Blackwell, 2003, pp. 15-42. Get Working Paper Get Published Edition

"Dominance by Birthright: Entry of Prior Producers and Competitive Ramifications in the U.S. Television Receiver Industry," reprinted in Catherine A. Maritan and Margaret A. Peteraf, eds., Competitive Strategy, Edward Elgar, 2011. Get Working Paper Get Published Edition

"The Making of an Oligopoly: Firm Survival and Technological Change in the Evolution of the U.S. Tire Industry," Journal of Political Economy, vol. 108 no. 4, August 2000, pp. 728-760, with Steven Klepper. Get Published Paper

"Technological Extinctions of Industrial Firms: An Inquiry into their Nature and Causes," Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 6 no. 2, March 1997, pp. 379-460, with Steven Klepper. Get Working Paper Get Published Paper

"Technological Extinctions of Industrial Firms: An Inquiry into their Nature and Causes," reprinted in David B. Audretsch and Steven Klepper, eds., Innovation, Evolution of Industry and Economic Growth, Edward Elgar, 2000. Get Working Paper Get Published Paper

"Innovation and Industry Shakeouts," Business and Economic History, vol. 25 no. 1, Fall 1996, pp. 81-89, with Steven Klepper. Get Working Paper Get Published Paper

"Shakeouts: Firm Survival and Technological Change in New Manufacturing Industries," PhD dissertation, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Social & Decision Sciences, September 1995. Get Abstract Get PhD Dissertation

"Technological Change and Industry Shakeouts," mimeo, Carnegie Mellon University, 1993, with Steven Klepper.

"B & B Enterprises," computer software, available from John D. Sterman, Sloan School of Management, MIT E52-562, Cambridge, MA 02139, with Erik Beinhocker, Mark Paich, and John D. Sterman, 1991.  Revised version available online: Get Software


Economic growth, environment, and technological change:

"The U.S. National Innovation System," in V.K. Narayanan and Gina Colarelli O'Connor, Encyclopedia of Technology and Innovation, Wiley, 2010, pp. 445-467, with Judith Walls. Get Working Paper Get Published Paper

"U.S.A.'s National Innovation System," revised (in 2012) version of the above paper, forthcoming in a 2nd edition of Encyclopedia of Technology and Innovation, Wiley, with Judith Walls. Get Working Paper

"The U.S. National Innovation System: Potential Insights for Russia" (in Russian, by translation), in I. Danilin and E. Klochikhin (eds.), Innovative Development: International Experience and Russia's Strategy, Moscow: MGIMO-University Press, 2009, pp. 97-119. Get Working Paper Get Published Paper

"Technology Benchmarks for Sustained Economic Growth," manuscript, 2006. Get Working Paper

"News Media as a Channel of Environmental Information Disclosure: Evidence from an EGARCH Approach," with Ran Zhang (primary author) and David I. Stern, 2009. Get Working Paper

"Political Instability and Growth in Dictatorships," Public Choice, vol. 125 no. 3-4, December 2005, pp. 445-470, with Jody Overland and Michael Spagat. Get Published Edition

"The Strategic Benefits of Uniform Environmental Standards," Strategic Behavior and the Environment, vol. 1 no. 1, January 2011, with Anthony G. Heyes. Get Working Paper

"Technology Requirements for Population and Economic Growth," manuscript, 1998. Get Working Paper

"Making Global Models Accessible: The Earth Systems Project," The Earth Simulation Newsletter, vol. 1 no. 1, 1994, pp. 3-5. (This is not a peer-reviewed publication, but may be of interest nonetheless.) Get Working Paper

"Beyond the Limits," computer software, available from Laboratory for Interactive Learning, Hood House, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, with assistance from Jennifer Newbury and Aaron Young, 1997 (1992). Get Software

"The Gaia Hypothesis and Daisyworld," computer software, with assistance from Michelle Bell, Peter J. Poole, Kevin Rathbun, Erik Trimble, and Aaron Young, 1993 (1990).  Get Software

"New Technologies in Simulation Games," System Dynamics Review, vol. 9 no. 2, Summer 1993, pp. 135-152.

"Software to Communicate Global Models," in Crookall, David and Kiyoshi Arai, eds., Global Interdependence, Springer-Verlag, 1992, pp. 57-65, with Peter J. Poole.

"SIMGAME User Manual," "SIMGAME Development Manual," and "SIMGAME Code," System Dynamics Group, MIT Sloan School of Management, working papers D-4115, D-4116, and D-4117, 1989.


Conference papers published in proceedings:

"SSL Technology Development and Commercialization in the Global Context," in Ian Ferguson, Christoph Hoelen, Jianzhong Jiao, and Tsunemasa Taguchi, eds., Proceedings of SPIE: Ninth International Conference on Solid State Lighting, SPIE, 2009, pp. 74220X-1-15, with Susan Walsh Sanderson. Get Working Paper

"Industry Life Cycles and Their Causes (Synopsis)," Academy of Management Proceedings, 2003, pp. BPS I1-I6. Get Published Edition

"IT and Competition (Synopsis)," Academy of Management Proceedings, 2003, pp. TIM E1-E6. Get Published Edition

"International Dynamics of Product Market Competition", in Tarek Khalil, Hussein El-Gammal, Louis A. Lefebvre, Yasser Hosni, and Hassan El-Laithy, eds., Civilization, Modern Technology and Sustainable Development, International Association for Management of Technology, 1999, pp. 787-796.

"Technology Requirements for Population and Economic Growth," in Tarek Khalil, Hussein El-Gammal, Louis A. Lefebvre, Yasser Hosni, and Hassan El-Laithy, eds., Civilization, Modern Technology and Sustainable Development, International Association for Management of Technology, 1999, pp. 797-803.

"New Technologies in Simulation Games," in David F. Anderson, George P. Richardson, and John D. Sterman, eds., System Dynamics '90, System Dynamics Society, 1990, pp. 1047-1059.


Book reviews:

Review of Mansel G. Blackford and K. Austin Kerr, BFGoodrich: Tradition and Transformation, 1870-1995, H-Business, 1997. Read review.


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