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Perspectives on Technology - Nathan Rosenberg

Perspectives on Technology

Paperback Published: 4th October 1976
ISBN: 9780521290111
Number Of Pages: 364

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Perspectives on Technology consists of papers written by Nathan Rosenberg over a ten-year period, from the early 1960s to the early 1970s. Their origin was in Professor Rosenberg's interest in long-term economic growth processes and, especially, in the behaviour of industrializing societies. The form and direction which this book has taken reflect two basic influences: (1) a growing awareness of the centrality of technological phenomena in generating economic growth, and (2) a growing sense that, in spite of the basic and genuine insights into technological phenomena provided by the neo-classical economics, a deeper and richer understanding of the phenomena can only be achieved by a willingness to step outside the limited intellectual boundaries of this mode of reasoning.

Some origins of American technology
Technological change in the machine tool industry, 1840-1910
America's rise to woodworking leadership
Anglo-American wage differences in the 1820's
The generation of new technologies
Problems in the economist's conceptualization of technological innovation
Neglected dimensions in the analysis of economic change
The direction of technological change: inducement mechanisms and focusing devices
Karl Marx on the economic role of science
Diffusion and adaptation of technology
Capital goods, technology, and economic growth
Economic development and the transfer of technology: some historical perspectives
Selection and adaptation in the transfer of technology: steam and iron in America 1800-1870
Factors affecting the diffusion of technology
Natural resources, environment and the growth of knowledge
Technology and the environment: an economic exploration
Technological innovation and natural resources: the niggardliness of nature reconsidered
Innovative responses to materials shortages
Science, invention, and economic growth
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ISBN: 9780521290111
ISBN-10: 0521290112
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 4th October 1976
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.53