Knowledge and Investment: The Sources of Innovation in Industry (New Horizons in the Economics of Innovation Series)

Knowledge and Investment: The Sources of Innovation in Industry (New Horizons in the Economics of Innovation Series)

By: Rinaldo Evangelista (author), Christopher Freeman (preface_author)Hardback

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This work analyzes the role and importance of investment in knowledge and fixed capital as two distinct sources of technological change. It seeks to show that investment in fixed capital still represents the most relevant and widespread source innovation across firms and industrial sectors.

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Contents

Part 1 Investment in knowledge and machinery - theory and perspectives: disembodied and embodied technological change -concepts and definitions; disembodied and embodied perspectives on technological change in the economic literature; disembodied and embodied technological change in the innovative literature; embodied and disembodied perspectives on the relationship between technological change, firm size and market structure; toward an integrated perspective on technological change and industrial structure -issues for research. Part 2 Evidence from the Italian industry: an overview of innovation activities in manufacturing and services; embodied and disembodied innovation strategies and the production structure of firms; innovation strategies and the productive structure of firms - do industrial sectors matter?; innovative patterns and technological regimes of production - a sectoral analysis; embodied and disembodied patterns of technological change and production structure - a sectoral taxonomy; conclusions and policy implications.

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/06/1999
  • ISBN13: 9781858987286
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781858987286
  • weight: 664
  • ISBN10: 1858987288

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