As Time Goes By: From the Industrial Revolutions to the Information Revolution

As Time Goes By: From the Industrial Revolutions to the Information Revolution

by Iseg Louca, Francisco Louca, Francisco Louca Iseg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199241074

ISBN-13: 9780199241071

Pub. Date: 05/03/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Internet and mobile telephones have made everyone more aware than ever of the computer revolution and its effects on the economy and society. 'As Time Goes By' puts this revolution in the perspective of previous waves of technical change: steam-powered mechanization, electrification, and motorization. It argues for a theory of reasoned economic history

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The Internet and mobile telephones have made everyone more aware than ever of the computer revolution and its effects on the economy and society. 'As Time Goes By' puts this revolution in the perspective of previous waves of technical change: steam-powered mechanization, electrification, and motorization. It argues for a theory of reasoned economic history which assigns a central place to these successive technological revolutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199241071
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/03/2001
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: History and Economics
Introduction: The Fundamental Things Apply
1. Restless Clio: A Story of the Economic Historians' Assessment of History in Economics
2. Schumpeter's Plea for Reasoned History
3. Nikolai Kondratiev: A New Approach to History and Statistics
4. The Strange Attraction of Tides and Waves
Conclusions: A Theory of Reasoned History
Part II: Successive Industrial Revolutions
Introduction: Technical Change and Long Waves in Economic Development
5. The British Industrial Revolution: The Age of Cotton, Iron, and Water Power
6. The Second Kondratiev Wave: The Age of Iron Railways, Steam Power, and Mechanization
7. The Third Kondratiev Wave: The Age of Steel, Heavy Engineering, and Electrification
8. The Fourth Kondratiev Wave: The Great Depression and the Age of Oil, Automobiles, Motorization, and Mass Production
9. The Emergence of a New Techno-economic Paradigm: The Age of Information and Communication Technology
Conclusions: Recurrent Phenomena of the Long Waves of Capitalist Development

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