Technology and Human Capital in Historical Perspective

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Overview

One theme of this volume is 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 besides historical surveys are total factor productivity and patent data employed. The studies deal with the Iberian peninsula, Scandinavia, and Canada, countries displaying different patterns in the international development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403920676
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/15/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

Introduction The Contribution of Human Capital in historical Perspective—J.Ljungberg
• Human Capital and Industrialization - The Case of a Late-Comer—J.Reis
• Engineering and Expertise in the Canadian Exploitation of the Technology of the Second Industrial Revolution—M.McInnis
• Determinants of Total Factor Productivity and Phases in Economic Growth: Swedish Manufacturing Industry 1950-1994—C.Josephson & L.Schon
• Economic Growth, Technology Transfer and Convergence in Spain, 1960-1973—S.Lopez & M.Mar
• Cebrian Technological Specialisation in Sweden and Finland 1963-1997: Contrasting Developments—S.Lingorde & J.Saarinen
• The Technological Backwardness of Spain in Modern History: Some Evidence from Patent Records—J.Ortiz-Villajos

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