Cycles, Crises and Innovation: Path to Sustainable Development : a Kaleckian-Schumpeterian Synthesis

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Edward Elgar, 2012 - Business & Economics - 317 pages
Cycles, crises and innovation are the major economic forces that shape capitalist economies. Using a critical realist political economy approach, the analysis in this fine work is based on the works of Michal Kalecki and Joseph Schumpeter - both of whom identify these three dynamic forces as plotting the path of economic development. Jerry Courvisanos' thought-provoking book examines how the rise of capital through investment enshrines innovation in profit and power which in turn determines the course of cycles and crises. The author concludes by arguing for strategic intervention by transformative eco-innovation as a public policy path to ecologically sustainable development.

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Jerry Courvisanos, Associate Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The Business School, Federation University Australia

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