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The Resource Exploring the black box : technology, economics, and history, Nathan Rosenberg

Exploring the black box : technology, economics, and history, Nathan Rosenberg

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Exploring the black box : technology, economics, and history
Title
Exploring the black box
Title remainder
technology, economics, and history
Statement of responsibility
Nathan Rosenberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book attempts to show how technological change is generated and the processes by which improved technologies are introduced into economic activity. This is a far more complex process than it is often made out to be, largely because much of the reasoning and modelling of technological change hopelessly oversimplifies its component parts. The process of technological change takes a wide variety of forms so that propositions that might for instance be accurate when referring to the pharmaceutical industry are likely to be totally inappropriate when applied to the aircraft industry or to computers or forest products
  • Professor Rosenberg pays particular attention to the nature of the research process out of which new technologies have emerged. A central theme of the book is the idea that technological changes are often "path dependent" in the sense that their form and direction tend to be influenced strongly by the particular sequence of earlier events out of which a new technology has emerged. As a result, attempting to theorize about technologies without taking these factors into account is likely to fail to capture their most essential features. The book advances our understanding of technological change by explicitly recognizing its essential diversity and path-dependent nature. Individual chapters explore the particular features of new technologies in different historical and sectoral contexts
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenberg, Nathan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T173.8
LC item number
.R66 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technological innovations
  • Technological innovations
  • Technological innovations
  • Technological innovations
Label
Exploring the black box : technology, economics, and history, Nathan Rosenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 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 -- pt. 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 -- pt. 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 274 pages
Isbn
9780521452700
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
93004681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)28149671
Label
Exploring the black box : technology, economics, and history, Nathan Rosenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 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 -- pt. 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 -- pt. 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 274 pages
Isbn
9780521452700
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
93004681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)28149671

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