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Informational Society : An Economic Theory of Discovery, Invention and Innovation :  An Economic Theory of Discovery, Invention and Innovation - Alfred L. Norman

Informational Society : An Economic Theory of Discovery, Invention and Innovation

An Economic Theory of Discovery, Invention and Innovation

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Society continually promotes and adjusts to technological change. While mainstream economic thought assumes tastes and technology as given, it has had little to say about how society has promoted and adjusted to technological change. The book presents a utopian design for society in the 21st century whose purpose is to promote discovery, invention and innovation, which have become the principal aspects of national state competition.

Preface
Discovery, Invention and Innovationp. 1
Discovery, Invention, and Innovationp. 3
Interactions and Knowledge Accumulationp. 6
Improving Performance: Discovery and Inventionp. 9
Bounded Rational Model of Innovationp. 13
Improving Performance: Innovationp. 19
Commensurate Rate of Innovationp. 24
Book Organization and Main Themesp. 26
The Pastp. 33
Original Designp. 34
First Hundred Years: 1790-1889p. 40
Second Hundred Years: 1890-1989p. 47
Acceleration of Discovery, Invention and Innovationp. 54
Evaluation of Discovery, Invention and Innovationp. 59
Analysis of governmentp. 66
Proposed Planp. 74
Microbinicsp. 81
Binary Representationp. 83
Integrated Circuitsp. 85
Computationp. 88
Communicationp. 91
Application: Automation of productionp. 94
Application: Paperworkp. 104
Forecastp. 119
Development of the Social Nervous Systemp. 120
Automation: Physical Manipulationp. 129
Automation: Information Manipulationp. 134
Income Distributionp. 141
Social Inheritancep. 145
The Communityp. 153
Current use of transportationp. 155
System of local governmentp. 158
Lifestyles in Townsp. 162
Local Activitiesp. 168
Individual versus Townp. 175
Evaluationp. 177
The Economyp. 183
The Consumerp. 185
Marketsp. 194
Organization of the Firmp. 197
Innovationp. 206
Dynamics: Firms and Workp. 211
Economic Performancep. 215
Information Policyp. 221
Economics of informationp. 225
Operational information policyp. 228
Protection from abusep. 233
Scientific information policyp. 238
Impact of information policyp. 241
The Federal Governmentp. 245
Judiciaryp. 248
Legislaturep. 256
Executivep. 261
Evaluationp. 268
Governmental Decentralizationp. 277
Ideal Governmental Decentralizationp. 280
Federal Role in Decentralizationp. 288
State Government: Organizationp. 291
State Government: Rolep. 293
State Innovation Strategyp. 298
Metropolitan Governmentp. 304
Town Governmentp. 310
Individualp. 316
Evaluationp. 319
The Individualp. 325
Intergenerational transferp. 325
The Problem of Choicep. 330
Individual and Social Performancep. 335
Indexp. 337
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ISBN: 9780792393030
ISBN-10: 0792393031
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: December 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.5