Microdynamics of Technological Change

By Cristiano Antonelli

© 2002 – Routledge

304 pages

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About the Book

This volume presents a comprehensive assessment of the economic effects of the emerging information and communication technologies associated with a knowledge-based economy, and looks at how knowledge is increasingly treated as a product in its own right.

An original framework is developed to comprehend these fundamental shifts, based on three bodies of knowledge:

* the economics of path dependence and of historical time as they are elaborated in the economics of new technologies

* economic topology based on the methodology of network analysis

* the new economics of knowledge and the concept of localized technological change

This book provides a unified analytical framework for the study of the transition of advanced economic systems towards a knowledge-based economy.


' … the book is very stimulating in its attempts of combining the Schumpeterian approach to innovation, structural change and growth, with the Marshallian partial-equilibrium analytical framework.' - Rinaldo Evangelista, Technovation

'It represents a rare (and much needed) attempt of treating with analytical rigour and theoretical depth the multidimensional nature of technological change and its micro-macro economic domains … ' - Rinaldo Evangelista, Technovation

About the Series

Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General