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Institutions and the Evolution of Capitalism: Implications of Evolutionary Economics

Опубликовано на портале: 27-01-2003
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1999
The combination of recent developments in theory with empirical studies will ensure that this book is essential reading for all those interested in evolutionary and institutional economics, political economy, technology policy, innovation and knowledge.


What is the role of entrepreneurs in capitalist society? How effective are technological policies in changing institutions? Are the economic systems of the United States, Europe and Asia converging? In answer to these questions distinguished contributors - including Paul Krugman - focus on the theoretical foundations of the evolution of capitalist institutions. They apply these theoretical insights to the firm, sectors and economic systems. The combination of recent developments in theory with empirical studies will ensure that this book is essential reading for all those interested in evolutionary and institutional economics, political economy, technology policy, innovation and knowledge.
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1. Implications of Evolutionary Economics; Theory, Method and Policies
2. What Economists Can Learn from Evolutionary Theorists and Vice Versa
3. Discontinuous Changes in Institutional Systems
4. The Legacy of J.R. Commons Conception of Economics as a Science of Behaviour
5. Discovery Versus Creation
6. Uncertainty, Intelligence and Imagination
7. The Diffusion of Organisational Innovations
8. The Variety and the Dynamics of Capitalism
9. Understanding Varieties in the Structure and Performance of National Innovation Systems
10. Capabilities, Tacit Knowledge and Systematic Change
11. An Evolutionary Analysis of Technology Policy Index