Schumpeter's profoundly influential work developed the notion of the endogeneity of technology, and offered illuminating historical analyses of how and why some social systems have managed to generate innovation. This new interpretation explores Schumpeter's central ideas, and examines the ways in which the concept of endogeneity can illuminate recent American economic history.
Table of Contents
1. Joseph Schumpeter and the Eeconomic Interpretation of History 2. Endogeneity in Twentieth-Century Science and Technology 3. American Universities as Endogenous Institutions 4. Innovators and 'Mere Imitators' 5. Chemical Engineering as a General Purpose Technology
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