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Learning and Technological Change - Ross Thomson

Learning and Technological Change

By: Ross Thomson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th July 1993
ISBN: 9780333556832
Number Of Pages: 290

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This volume features 15 contributors who argue that technical change can fruitfully be interpreted as an institutionally-structured learning process. These essays show that the analysis of knowledge-generating institutions - including firms, industries, patenting systems and occupations - provides insights into the pace, direction and persistence of technological change. The authors use these insights to both reshape economic theory, and reinterpret the economic development of Britain, the United States, Germany and Japan. Other titles by Ross Thomson includes "The Path to Mechanized Shoe Production in the United States", "Business and Economic History", " The Journal of Economic History", "The New Palgrave", "Social Concept" and "Technology and Culture".

List of Tables and Figures - Acknowledgements - Notes on Contributors - Introduction; R.Thomson - PART 1: APPROACHES AND INSTITUTIONS - Technical Change as Cultural Evolution; R.R.Nelson - Learning and Technological Change: The Perspective from Business History; A.D.Chandler Jr - Nineteenth-century American Patent Management as an Invisible College of Technology; C.C.Cooper - PART 2: DIFFUSION, LEARNING, AND ONGOING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE - Thinking about Technological Change: Linear and Evolutionary Models; J.K.Smith - Economic Forms of Technological Change; R.Thomson - A Model of the Productivity Gap: Convergence or Divergence?; D.J.Harris - PART 3: COMPETITION AND LEARNING - Innovative Learning and Institutions in the Process of Development: On the Microfoundation of Growth Regimes; F.Chiaromonte, G.Dosi & L.Orsenigo - The Dynamics of Innovation and Diffusion with Competing Techniques; W.Semmler - Learning and the Dynamics of International Competitive Advantage; W.Lazonick - PART 4: TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION - History and Its Lessons; W.N.Parker - Transformational Growth and Learning: Developing Craft Technology into Scientific Mass Production; E.Nell - Borrowing Technology or Innovating: An Exploration of Two Paths to Industrial Development; A.H.Amsden & T.Hikino - EPILOGUE - Institutions, Learning and Technological Change; R.Thomson - Index

ISBN: 9780333556832
ISBN-10: 0333556836
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 27th July 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1