Exploring the Black Box: Technology, Economics, and History available in Hardcover
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- Cambridge University Press
Presenting a unique account of how technological change is generated and improved technologies introduced, this text implies that such changes are often path dependent because they tend to be so strongly influenced by the sequence of events from which a new technology has emerged.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
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Table of ContentsList of figures; Preface; Introduction; Part I. Dealing With an Uncertain Future: 1. Path-dependent aspects of technological change; 2. Charles Babbage: pioneer economist; 3. Joseph Schumpeter: radical economist; 4. Technological innovation and long waves; Part II. Technology in Context: 5. Economic experiments; 6. Why in America?; 7. Can Americans learn to become better imitators?; 8. Critical issues in science policy research; Part III. Sectoral Studies in Technological Change: 9. Energy-efficient technologies: past and future perspectives; 10. Innovation in the chemical processing industries; 11. Telecommunications: complex, uncertain, and path-dependent; 12. Understanding the adoption of new technology in the forest products industry; 13. Scientific instrumentation and university research; Index.