Beyond Innovation: Technology, Institution and Change as Categories for Social Analysis

Beyond Innovation: Technology, Institution and Change as Categories for Social Analysis

by Thomas Kaiserfeld

Hardcover(1st ed. 2015)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137547101
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Thomas Kaiserfeld is Professor of History of Ideas and Sciences at Lund University, Sweden. He has been awarded the Robinson Prize by the Society for the History of Technology and the Rausing Prize by Lund University.

Table of Contents

1. Innovation Monomania
2. Technology, institution and change
3. Market institutions
4. Evolutionary economics
5. Performativity
6. Knowledge
7. Agency
8. Clusters, systems and blocks
9. Resistance to change
10. Commons
11. Technological determinism
12. Modernity and its critics
13. Postmodernity
14. Hybridity and technology transfer
15. Conclusions

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