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Technology and Human Capital in Historical Perspective [NOOK Book]

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A major theme of this volume discusses whether the complementarity between technology and human capital is a recent phenomenon, or whether it can be traced through history. Different approaches to human capital as well as technology are applied, and total factor productivity and patent data are employed as well as broad historical surveys. The studies deal with the Iberian peninsula, Scandinavia, and Canada, countries displaying different patterns in international development. ...
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Technology and Human Capital in Historical Perspective

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Overview

A major theme of this volume discusses whether the complementarity between technology and human capital is a recent phenomenon, or whether it can be traced through history. Different approaches to human capital as well as technology are applied, and total factor productivity and patent data are employed as well as broad historical surveys. The studies deal with the Iberian peninsula, Scandinavia, and Canada, countries displaying different patterns in international development.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230566101
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/29/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jonas Ljungberg is Associate Professor in Economic History at Lund University, Sweden.

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Table of Contents

1 Technology and human capital in historical perspective : an introduction 1
2 Human capital and industrialization : the case of a latecomer - Portugal, 1890 22
3 Engineering expertise and the Canadian exploitation of the technology of the second industrial revolution 49
4 Technology shifts, industrial dynamics and labour market institutions in Sweden, 1920-95 79
5 Did higher technical education pay? 102
6 Economic growth, technology transfer and convergence in Spain, 1960-73 120
7 Variations in total factor productivity analysed with cointegration : Swedish manufacturing industry, 1950-94 145
8 Spain's low technological level : an explanation 182
9 Technological specialization in Sweden and Finland 1963-97 : contrasting developments 205
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