This useful new book reviews the literature on technology and economic growth covering historical and theoretical developments such as:
*new models for measuring productivity
*sources of technical knowledge and technological spillovers
*stock market reactions to investment in technology
Such a comprehensive survey is likely to be welcomed by students and academics involved in business economics, strategy and technology, as well as being extremely useful for public sector employees concerned with science and technology policy and planning, and private sector employees in research and development.
Albert N. Link is Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA Donald S. Siegel is Professor of Industrial Economics at the University of Nottingham, UK
1. Introduction 2. Some Preliminary Concepts 3. Early Theoretical and Empirical Studies of Economic Growth 4. The Production Function Concept of Technological Change 5. Alternative Frameworks for Measuring Technical Progress and Productivity 6. Trends in Productivity Growth 7. The Productivity Slowdown 8. Sources of Technical Knowledge 9. The Technology - Productivity Growth Relationship 10. Effects of Information Technology on Workers and Economic Performance 11. Research Partnerships and Economic Performance 12. Conclusions