Evolutionary Economics and Chaos Theory: New Directions in Technology Studies

Evolutionary Economics and Chaos Theory: New Directions in Technology Studies

by Loet Leydesdorff, Peter Van Den Besselaar
     
 

It is timely to raise the question of the relationship between evolutionary economics and chaos theory particularly within the perspective of new developments in technology. This volume covers developments in non-linear dynamics as applied to the dynamics of economic-technological systems. Contributions from sociology are incorporated into a new paradigm thus

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It is timely to raise the question of the relationship between evolutionary economics and chaos theory particularly within the perspective of new developments in technology. This volume covers developments in non-linear dynamics as applied to the dynamics of economic-technological systems. Contributions from sociology are incorporated into a new paradigm thus generating new and more appropriate models.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312122188
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/28/1994
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
1Evolutionary Complex Systems: Models of Technology Change1
2Economic Growth via the Coevolution of Technology and Institutions21
3Technological Diversity, Random Selection in a Population of Firms, and Technological Institutions of Government33
4A Note on Competition among Techniques in the Presence of Increasing Returns to Scale44
5Evolution of Technological Growth in a Model Based on Stochastic Cellular Automata55
6Dynamics of Competitive Technology Diffusion Through Local Network Structures: The Case of EDI Document Standards63
7Hyperselection and Innovation Described by a Stochastic Model of Technological Evolution79
8Evolutionary Dynamics in Technological Systems: A Multi-layer Niche Approach93
9Entrainment in a Disaggregated Economic Long-wave Model109
10Managing Uncertainty in Complex Systems: Financial Markets125
11Academic-Industry Relations: A Sociological Paradigm for Economic Development139
12Nonequilibria Dynamics and the Sociology of Technology152
13The Evolution of Technology: A Model of Socio-ecological Self-organization167
Epilogue180
14New Models of Technological Change: New Theories for Technology Studies?180
Bibliography193
Index210

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