Conceptualizing Technological Change: Theoretical and Empirical Explorations

Conceptualizing Technological Change: Theoretical and Empirical Explorations

By: Govindan Parayil (author)Paperback

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In this original and thoughtful book, Govindan Parayil draws together current scholarship from disciplines ranging from history to economics to sociology as he develops a cohesive theory of technological change. Drawing on a detailed case study of the Green Revolution in Indian agriculture, Parayil convincingly argues that technological change is contingent upon the social-historical process of knowledge change.

About Author

Govindan Parayil is associate professor and coordinator of the Information and Communications Management Programme at the National University of Singapore.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Historical Models Chapter 3 Sociological Models Chapter 4 Economic Models Chapter 5 Neo-Schumpeterian and Evolutionary Models Chapter 6 Technological Change as Problem-Solving Chapter 7 Contingency and Practical Reflexivity Chapter 8 Competing Models and Their Explanatory Power Chapter 9 Technological Change as Knowledge Change: Toward a Syncretic Theory of Technological Change

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742520042
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 220
  • ID: 9780742520042
  • weight: 331
  • ISBN10: 0742520048

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