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Microdynamics of Technological Change Cristiano Antonelli

Microdynamics of Technological Change

Cristiano Antonelli

Published April 4th 1999
ISBN : 9780415757607
Paperback
304 pages
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This volume presents a comprehensive assessment of the economic effects of the emerging information and communication technologies associated with a knowledge-based economy, and looks at how knowledge is increasingly treated as a product in its ownMoreThis volume presents a comprehensive assessment of the economic effects of the emerging information and communication technologies associated with a knowledge-based economy, and looks at how knowledge is increasingly treated as a product in its own right.An original framework is developed to comprehend these fundamental shifts, based on three bodies of knowledge:* the economics of path dependence and of historical time as they are elaborated in the economics of new technologies* economic topology based on the methodology of network analysis* the new economics of knowledge and the concept of localized technological changeThis book provides a unified analytical framework for the study of the transition of advanced economic systems towards a knowledge-based economy.