Applied Evolutionary Economics and the Knowledge-based Economy

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Andreas Pyka, Horst Hanusch
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 288 pages
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This book focuses on knowledge-based economies and attempts to analyze dynamic innovation driven processes within those economies. It shows that evolutionary economics, and in particular the strand of applied industry and innovation studies often called N
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
PART I Knowledge and Cognition
11
a framework for understanding imagineering
13
3 Learning from disaster
40
PART II Studies of Knowledgebased Industries
73
4 The value of knowledge integration in biotechnology
75
computer software clusters in North America
89
6 Industry dynamics in the German insurance market
100
an evolutionary perspective
143
8 The diffusion of the steam engine in eighteenthcentury Britain
166
9 Knowledge diffusion with complex cognition
201
PART IV Measuring and Modelling for Knowledgebased Economies
229
10 A nonparametric method to identify nonlinearities in global productivity catchup performance
231
11 Selfreinforcing dynamics and the evolution of business firms
254
Index
269
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PART III The Geographical Dimension of Knowledgebased Economies
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Page 1 - For countries in the vanguard of the world economy the balance between knowledge and resources has shifted so far towards the former that knowledge has become perhaps the most important factor determining the standard of living. . . . Today's most technologically advanced economies are truly knowledgebased.

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