The Pirate Organization

The Pirate Organization

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Durand, Rodolphe | Vergne, Jean-Philippe Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, 2013 Audio summary available
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In The Pirate Organization, Rodolphe Durand and Jean-Philippe Vergne present a compelling thesis: piracy does not undermine capitalism. In fact, piracy is a key driver of capitalism. Throughout history, piracy has brought about new technological norms, bolstered international trade, and created winning strategies that were later adopted by the establishment. While pirates may work on the fringes of the business world, Durand and Vergne believe that piracy will always exist alongside capitalism. Moreover, piracy is what forces capitalism to evolve over time. In short, piracy is not an inherently bad thing for a capitalistic society.