ISBN-10:
0521452708
ISBN-13:
9780521452700
Pub. Date:
03/10/1994
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Exploring the Black Box: Technology, Economics, and History

Exploring the Black Box: Technology, Economics, and History

by Nathan Rosenberg

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Exploring the Black Box: Technology, Economics, and History

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521452700
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/10/1994
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List 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.

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