Innovation and the Evolution of Industries : History-Friendly Models

Description

The disruptive impacts of technological innovation on established industrial structures has been one of the distinguishing features of modern capitalism. In this book, four leading figures in the field of Schumpeterian and evolutionary economic theory draw on decades of research to offer a new, 'history-friendly' perspective on the process of creative destruction. This 'history-friendly' methodology models the complex dynamics of innovation, competition and industrial evolution in a way that combines analytical rigour with an acknowledgement of the chaotic nature of history. The book presents a comprehensive analysis of the determinants and patterns of industrial evolution, and investigates its complex dynamics within three key industries: computers, semiconductors, and pharmaceuticals. It will be of great value to scholars and students of innovation and industrial change, from backgrounds as varied as history, economics and management. Its coverage of new methodological tools is also useful for students who are new to evolutionary economic theory.

Details

Author(s)
Franco Malerba, Richard R. Nelson, Luigi Orsenigo, Sidney G. Winter
Format
Hardback | 296 pages
Dimensions
157 x 235 x 20mm | 530g
Publication date
19 Sep 2016
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
4 Tables, black and white; 41 Line drawings, black and white
ISBN10
1107051703
ISBN13
9781107051706