Technical change and economic theoryAuthor: Dosi, Giovanni ; Freeman, Christopher ; Nelson, Richard ; Silverberg, Gerald ; Soete, Luc Series: IFIAS research series ; 6 Publisher: Pinter, 1988.Language: EnglishDescription: 646 p. : Ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0861878949Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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T173.8 .T434 1988
Includes bibliographical references and index
Technical Change and Economic Theory Contents Preface PART I Introduction 1. Introduction C. Freeman PART II Evolution, technology and institutions: a wider framework for economic analysis Preface C. Freeman 2. Coordination and transformation: an overview of structures, behaviours and change in evolutionary environments G. Dosi and L. Orsenigo 3. Structural crises of adjustment: business cycles and investment behaviour C. Freeman and C. Perez 4. Technical change and the theory of 'régulation' R. Boyer 5. Evolution, innovation and economics P.M. Allen PART III How well does established theory work? Preface G. Dosi 6. Coordination and order in economic change and the interpretative power of economic theory F. Coricelli and G. Dosi 7. Imperfect decisions and routinized production: implications for evolutionary modelling and inertial technical change R. Heiner 8. On the dynamics of aggregate macroequations: from simple microbehaviour to complex macrorelationships M. Lippi 9. Evolutionary theories in economic thought N. Clark and C. Juma 120 9 ix 1 1 13 38 67 95 124 147 170 197 PART IV Innovation and the evolution of firms Preface R. Nelson 10. The nature of the innovative process G. Dosi 11. Towards the economics of information-intensive production systems: the case of advanced materials M. Willinger and E. Zuscovitch 12. Technological change and the nature of the firm D. Teece 13. The R and D function: corporate strategy and structure N. Kay 14. Technological opportunities and industrial organisation R. Coombs PART V National systems of innovation Preface R. Nelson 15. Institutions supporting technical change in the United States R. Nelson 16. Japan: a new national system of innovation? C. Freeman 17. Innovation as an interactive process: from user-producer interaction to the national system of innovation B.A. Lundvall 18. Can the innovation system of capitalism be outperformed? P. Pelikan PART VI International diffusion of technology and international trade competition Preface L. Soete 19. Technical change and international trade G. Dosi and L. Soete 20. Why growth rates differ J. Fagerberg 21. Catching up in technology: entry barriers and windows of opportunity C. Perez and L. Soete 22. Industrial structure, technical change and microeconomic behaviour in LDCs K.Unger 399 401 432 309 312 330 219 221 239 256 282 295 349 370 458 480 23. Multinational enterprises and the international diffusion of technology F. Chesnais PART VII Formal models Preface G. Silverberg 24. Modelling economic dynamics and technical change: mathematical approaches to self-organisation and evolution G. Silverberg 25. The diffusion of innovations: an interpretative survey J. Metcalfe 26. Competing technologies: an overview W.B. Arthur 27. Formalizing growth regimes Boyer PART VIII Conclusions 28. Policy Conclusions Nelson and L. Soete Index 496 528 531 560 590 608 631 636
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