The Evolution of Economic and Innovation Systems

  • Andreas Pyka
  • John Foster

Part of the Economic Complexity and Evolution book series (ECAE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. The Evolution of Economic Systems

  3. The Evolution of Innovation Systems

  4. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Competition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Harold Paredes-Frigolett, Andreas Pyka
      Pages 279-308
    3. Abiodun Egbetokun, Ivan Savin
      Pages 373-399
    4. Alessandro Caiani, Antoine Godin, Stefano Lucarelli
      Pages 401-430
    5. Harry Bloch, Stan Metcalfe
      Pages 431-453
    6. Marcelo de Carvalho Pereira, David Dequech
      Pages 579-610
    7. Verónica Robert, Mariano Pereira, Gabriel Yoguel, Florencia Barletta
      Pages 611-641

About this book


This book is at the cutting edge of the ongoing ‘neo-Schumpeterian’ research program that investigates how economic growth and its fluctuation can be understood as the outcome of a historical process of economic evolution. Much of modern evolutionary economics has relied upon biological analogy, especially about natural selection. Although this is valid and useful, evolutionary economists have, increasingly, begun to build their analytical representations of economic evolution on understandings derived from complex systems science. In this book, the fact that economic systems are, necessarily, complex adaptive systems is explored, both theoretically and empirically, in a range of contexts. Throughout, there is a primary focus upon the interconnected processes of innovation and entrepreneurship, which are the ultimate sources of all economic growth. Twenty two chapters are provided by renowned experts in the related fields of evolutionary economics and the economics of innovation.


Complexity Economic Development Economic Growth Entrepreneurship Evolutionary Economics Neo-Schumpeterian

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Pyka
    • 1
  • John Foster
    • 2
  1. 1.Chair for Economics of InnovationUniversity of HohenheimStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.School of EconomicsUniversity of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13298-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13299-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2199-3173
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-3181
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