The Economics of Industrial Innovation

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Technical innovation has moved to center stage in contemporary debates on economic theory and policy, and Chris Freeman and Luc Soete have played a prominent part in these debates. For this new edition of The Economics of Industrial Innovation, they have rewritten all the existing chapters and added ten new ones that address recent advances in theory and in policymaking. In the new chapters they deal with the international dimensions of technical change including underdevelopment, technology transfer, international trade, and globalization. They have also strengthened the historical account of the rise of new technologies, a main feature of earlier editions. They take advantage of their experience on projects for the OECD, the European Union, and industry in other new chapters on "The Information Society" and on environmental issues, as well as in the updated discussion of science and technology policy.

 

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Contents

Review articles literature surveys and key references
26
Part One Review articles literature surveys and key references
188
Uncertainty project evaluation and innovation
242
Innovation and the strategy of the firm
265
Part Two Review articles literature surveys and key references
286
Part Three Review articles literature surveys and key references
366
Introductory note
371
The information society and employment
396
Technology and the environment
413
beyond the economics of industrial innovation
426
Part Four Review articles literature surveys and key references
433
Index
462
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