Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2003 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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'Before I read this book I thought that the history of technology was - to borrow Churchill's phrase - merely "one damned thing after another". Not so. Carlota Perez shows us that historically technological revolutions arrive with remark
 

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Contents

1 The Turbulent Ending of the Twentieth Century
3
2 Technological Revolutions and TechnoEconomic Paradigms
8
3 The Social Shaping of Technological Revolutions
22
Times of Installation Times of Deployment
36
5 The Four Basic Phases of Each Surge of Development
47
6 Uneven Development and TimeLags in Diffusion
60
PART II Technological Revolutions and the Changing Behavior of Financial Capital
69
7 Financial Capital and Production Capital
71
Rethinking Regulation and Changeover
114
Supporting the Expansion of the Paradigm across the Productive Structure
127
13 The Changing Nature of Financial and Institutional Innovations
138
PART III The Recurring Sequence Its Causes and Implications
149
14 The Sequence and its Driving Forces
151
15 The Implications for Theory and Policy
159
The World at the Turning Point
167
Bibliography
173

Financial Capital Planting the Seeds of Turbulence at the End of the Previous Surge
81
The Love Affair of Financial Capital with the Technological Revolution
90
SelfSufficient Financial Capital Governing the Casino
99

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