Learning and Technological Change

Learning and Technological Change

by Ross Thomson
     
 

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In this book, fifteen prominent scholars of the economy, business, and technology argue that technical change can fruitfully be interpreted as an institutionally structured learning process. These essays show that the analysis of knowledge-generating institutions - including firms, industries, patenting systems, and occupations - provides important insights into the… See more details below

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In this book, fifteen prominent scholars of the economy, business, and technology argue that technical change can fruitfully be interpreted as an institutionally structured learning process. These essays show that the analysis of knowledge-generating institutions - including firms, industries, patenting systems, and occupations - provides important insights into the pace, direction, and persistence of technological change. The authors use these insights to both reshape economic theory and reinterpret the economic development of Britain, the USA, Germany and Japan.

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Argues that technological change can be fruitfully interpreted as an institutionally structured learning experience. Revised from presentations at a November 1989 conference at the New School for Social Research, the 15 papers draw on economic principles and the history of business and technology to analyze how firms, industries, occupations, governments, and other entities generate and propagate knowledge. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780333556832
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Pages:
350

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