Volume 7 2009

Complexity Perspectives in Innovation and Social Change

ISBN: 978-1-4020-9662-4 (Print) 978-1-4020-9663-1 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-IX

  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 1-7

      Introduction

  3. From Biology to Society

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9

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      Pages 11-42

      From Population to Organization Thinking

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      Pages 43-84

      The Innovation Innovation

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      Pages 85-116

      The Long-Term Evolution of Social Organization

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      Pages 117-152

      Biological Metaphors in Economics: Natural Selection and Competition

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      Pages 153-194

      Innovation in the Context of Networks, Hierarchies, and Cohesion

  4. Innovation and Urban Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 195-195

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      Pages 197-220

      The Organization of Urban Systems

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      Pages 221-236

      The Self Similarity of Human Social Organization and Dynamics in Cities

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      Pages 237-260

      Innovation Cycles and Urban Dynamics

  5. Innovation and Market Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 261-261

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      Pages 263-288

      Building a New Market System: Effective Action, Redirection and Generative Relationships

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      Pages 289-310

      Incorporating a New Technology into Agent-Artifact Space: The Case of Control System Automation in Europe

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      Pages 311-327

      Innovation Policy: Levels and Levers

  6. Modeling Innovation and Social Change

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 329-329

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      Pages 331-360

      The Future of Urban Systems: Exploratory Models

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      Pages 361-388

      Modeling Innovation

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      Pages 389-412

      An Agent-Based Model of Information Flows in Social Dynamics

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      Pages 413-432

      Exaptive Processes: An Agent Based Model

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      Pages 433-450

      Power Laws in Urban Supply Networks, Social Systems, and Dense Pedestrian Crowds

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      Pages 451-480

      Using Statistical Physics to Understand Relational Space: A Case Study from Mediterranean Prehistory

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 481-492