Techno-economic Paradigms: Essays in Honor of Carlota Perez

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Wolfgang J. M. Drechsler, Erik S. Reinert, Rainer Kattel
Anthem Press, 2009 - Business & Economics - 429 pages
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Techno-economic paradigm shifts are at the core of general, innovation-based theory of economic and societal development as conceived by Carlota Perez. Her book on the subject, 'Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital', is a seminal enunciation of the theory, and has had immense influence on business strategy, state development programs and policy, and academic thinking on the subject.

'Techno-Economic Paradigms' presents a series of essays by the leading academics in the field discussing the theory of techno-economic paradigm shifts, and its role in explaining processes of innovation and development. This festschrift honours Carlota Perez, the founder of the theory 'techno-economic paradigm shifts'.


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Meeting the Policy Challenge
The Vision
The New TechnoEconomic Paradigm and its Impact
Learning from
Schumpeters Business Cycles and TechnoEconomic Paradigms
Notes on the Practice of Venture Capitalism
Small States Innovation and TechnoEconomic Paradigms
Why the New Economy is a Learning Economy
An Exploration
Technology Institutions and Economic Development
TechnoEconomic Paradigms and the Migration
ProductionBased Economic Theory and the Stages
Carlota Perez Contribution to the Research Programme
Carlota Perez Her Biography and the Origins of her Ideas
Bibliography Carlota Perez

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Wolfgang Drechsler is Professor and Chair of Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. He has written and edited over 100 books, articles and collections of essays in the fields of governance and economics, most recently co-editing ‘Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900): Economy and Society’ (New York, 2006), with Jürgen G. Backhaus.

Rainer Kattel is Professor of Innovation Policy and Technology Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. He has previously edited ‘Creative Destruction Management: Meeting the Challenges of the Techno-Economic Paradigm Shift’, with Tarmo Kalvet, (Tallinn, 2006).

Erik S Reinert is Chairman of The Other Canon Foundation, Norway, and Professor at Tallinn University of Technology. His books include ‘How Rich Countries Got Rich ... and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor’ (London, 2007), ‘The Origins of Development Economics: How Schools of Economic Thought Have Addressed Development’, edited with Jomo, K. S., (London, 2005), and ‘Globalization, Economic Development and Inequality: An Alternative Perspective’ (London, 2004).

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