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Technological Systems : Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation - Bo Carlsson

Technological Systems

Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation

By: Bo Carlsson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: December 2009
ISBN: 9780792399407
Number Of Pages: 329

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What is the relationship between technological innovation and economic growth? In Technological Systems and Industrial Dynamics, this question is answered through an analysis of four ┬┐technological systems - factory automation, electronics and computers, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, and powder technology - and their impact on Sweden's economic performance. The volume begins with an overview of how the technological systems studied here relate to Sweden's overall technological profile. It then provides an in-depth explanation of each of the four chosen technological systems. The analysis continues with a survey of the literature on technological spillovers, a presentation of the results of simulations of the macroeconomic effects of spillovers, and a summary of the framework for studying technological systems derived from the four cases. The book concludes with a discussion of key lessons and issues for policy-makers, both public and private. Technological Systems and Industrial Dynamics will serve as a unique reference for scholars and practitioners of innovation and technological change, economics, industrial organization and public policy. It is the second in a series of three research publications sponsored by the Swedish National Board for Industrial and Technical Development.

List of Contributors
List of Tables
List of Figures
Introductionp. 1
Sweden's Technological Profilep. 23
The Technological System for Factory Automationp. 37
Sweden's Technological System for Electronics and Computer Technologyp. 61
The Development of Beta Blockers at Astra-Hassle and the Technological System of the Swedish Pharmaceutical Industryp. 93
The Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological Competence Bloc and the Development of Losecp. 139
Mapping the Cognitive and Institutional Structures of an Evolving Advanced-Materials Field: The Case of Powder Technologyp. 169
General Purpose Technologies, Industrial Competence and Economic Growth - with Empphasis on the Diffusion of Advanced Methods of Integrated Productionp. 201
Micro-Macro Simulation of Technological Systems: Economic Effects of Spilloversp. 255
Four Technological Systems: What Have We Learned?p. 279
In Search of Useful Public Policies: Key Lessons and Issues for Policy Makersp. 299
Author Indexp. 317
Subject Indexp. 321
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ISBN: 9780792399407
ISBN-10: 0792399404
Series: Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 329
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.45