Localised Technological Change: Towards the Economics of Complexity

Localised Technological Change: Towards the Economics of Complexity

by Cristiano Antonelli


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ISBN-13: 9781138805293
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/09/2014
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Cristiano Antonelli holds the chair of Political Economy of the University of Torino, where he is also the Director of the Department of Economics Cognetti de Martiis and of BRICK (Bureau of Research on Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge) at the Collegio Carlo Alberto. He is the the managing editor of Economics of Innovation and New Technology. His previous book The Economics of Innovation, New Technologies and Structural Change (2003) is also available from Routledge.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Part 1: The Ingredients 2. The Classical Legacy: Smith, Marx and Schumpeter 3. Localized Technological Change: A Critical Assessment Part 2: The Governance of Localized Technological Knowledge 4. Models of Knowledge and Systems of Governance 5. The New Dimensions of Knowledge Indivisibility: Cumulability, Compositeness, Fungeability and Stickiness 6. Knowledge and the Theory of the Firm: The Interdependence Among Transaction, Coordination and Production 7. Technological Knowledge and the Theory of the Firm: Idiosyncratic Path Dependence and the Quest for an Economics of Distinctive Competences 8. To Use or to Sell Technological Knowledge 9. The Governance of Localized Knowledge 10. The Economics of University: A Knowledge Governance Approach 11. Towards Non-Exclusive Property Rights: Knowledge as an Essential Facility Part 3: The Introduction of Localized Technological Change 12. Localized Technological Change: The Benchmark 13. The System Dynamics of Collective Knowledge: From Gradualism and Saltationism to Punctuated Change 14. Localized Technological Change and Factor Markets: Constraints and Inducements to Innovation 15. Localized Product Innovation: The Role of Proximity in the Lancastrian Product Space 16. Diffusion as a Process of Creative Adoption 17. Path Dependence and the Quest for Complex Dynamics 18. Conclusion: Hysteresis and Creativity

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