Palgrave Advances in the Economics of Innovation and Technology


The focus of this series is on scholarly inquiry into the economic foundations of technologies and the market and social consequences of subsequent innovations. While much has been written about technology and innovation policy, as well as about the macroeconomic impacts of technology on economic growth and development, there remains a gap in our understanding of the processes through which R&D funding leads to successful (and unsuccessful) technologies, how technologies enter the market place, and factors associated with the market success (or lack of success) of new technologies.  
This series considers original research into these issues. The scope of such research includes in-depth case studies; cross-sectional and longitudinal empirical investigations using project, firm, industry, public agency, and national data; comparative studies across related technologies; diffusion studies of successful and unsuccessful innovations; and evaluation studies of the economic returns associated with public investments in the development of new technologies.