© 1993

Learning and Technological Change

  • Ross Thomson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Ross Thomson
      Pages 1-5
  3. Approaches and Institutions

  4. Diffusion, Learning and Ongoing Technological Change

  5. Competition and Learning

  6. Technological Development and Economic Transformation

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 281-290

About this book


In this book, fifteen prominent scholars of the economy, business, and technology argue that technical change can fruitfully be interpreted as an institutionally structured learning process. These essays show that the analysis of knowledge-generating institutions - including firms, industries, patenting systems, and occupations - provides important insights into the pace, direction, and persistence of technological change. The authors use these insights to both reshape economic theory and reinterpret the economic development of Britain, the USA, Germany and Japan.


development dynamics economic theory history industry management model Patent production research technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ross Thomson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of VermontBurlingtonUSA

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