Technological progress is a major factor chaping economic growth. Today's standard of living is a direct result of scientific advances and technical change in the past. Since uncontrolled technological progress has become amenace to our well being and may actually threat our survival, it is necessary to learn to manage technological progress and direct innovative activities in such a manner that both private wants and social needs playa dominant role in determining the rate and direction of technical change. This requires a better understanding of the processes of technical change, of their impact on and interrelationships with economic and social developments and of the means and measures by which both individuals and governments can influence and direct technological progress. To this end, the Ninistry for Research and Technology of the Federal Republ ic of Germany and the National Science Foundation of the Uni ted States of America invited a group of scholars, corporate managers and civil servants to a one week seminar on "Technolo gical Innovation". The seminar took place in April, 1976, in Bonn, Federal Republ ic of Germany. Most papers presented at this meeting were specifically prepared for the seminar. With this volume, they are made available to a larger audience to further stimulate discussion not only among scholars interested in innovation research and technology policy questions but also among managers, union officials, civil ser vants and others directly or indirectly concerned with and affected by technical change.
The Process of Technological Innovation.- Recent Findings and Hypotheses about the Dynamics of Product and Process Change.- The Innovation Process in Industrialized Countries.- Sappho Revisited: A Re-Appraisal of the Sappho Data.- Research Priorities: Allocation or Resources among R&D Programs.- Expenditures for Research and Development in Business Enterprises of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1971 and 1973.- The Economics of Technological Innovation.- International Division of Labour and Changes in the Industrial Structure: Consequences for Technological Innovations in Germany.- New Technologies and Their Implications for Economic Change in the Federal Republic of Germany.- International Trade and Technological Innovation: The German Position vis-a-vis Other Developed Market Economies.- The Economics of International Technology Transfer.- American Perceptions of Barriers to Innovation.- Government Policies and Technological Innovation.- Government Policy and Technological Innovation: Where do we Stand and Where Should we go?.- Technological Innovation and Federal Government Policy.- In Search of a Useful Theory of Innovation.- Innovation and Institutions.- The Process of Innovation in Five Industries in Europe and Japan.- The Innovation Policy of the Federal Republic of Germany Notes and Recommendations.- Industrialization Policy, Industry Policy and Innovation Policy in the Netherlands.- Antitrust and Patent Policies.- Patent Policies and Technical Progress in the Federal Republic of Germany.- Policy and Technology: The Employed Inventor.- Towards a Technology Policy to Affect Structural Change in Industry: A German Outlook.
Series: Interdisciplinary Systems Research
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Number Of Pages: 349
Published: 1st January 1977
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.51