About this book
This book describes and evaluates how institutional innovation and technological innovation have impacted on humanity from pre-historical times to modern times, and how societies have been transformed in history. The author interrogates the relationship between innovation and civilisation -– particularly the dynamic whereby innovation leads to empire-building -– and explores innovation efforts that stimulated economic and social synergies from the Babylonian Empire in 1900 BC up to the British Empire in the twentieth century. The author uses historical cross-cultural case studies to establish the factors which have given competitive advantages to societies and empires.
This book will be of interest to researchers and students in political economy, economic history, economic growth and innovation economics.
Technological innovation Institutional Innovation Political Economy Economic Growth Economic History Babylonian Empire Ancient Greece Roman Empire Chola Dynasty Mongol Empire Song Dynasty British Empire