The New Knowledge Intensive Direction of Technological Change

  • Cristiano AntonelliEmail author


This chapter elaborates a unifying approach to the determinants of technological change that brings together the frameworks of the Schumpeterian creative response, the induced technological change, the demand pull and the localized technological change. The integrated framework enables to explore the effects of absolute and relative technological congruence on the direction of technological change and to unveil its knowledge and labor intensive and fixed capital saving bias. The correct account of the role of knowledge as both an input and an output enables to understand that the actual direction of technological change at work in the knowledge growth regime is biased toward the use of creative labor that is capitalized as an intangible asset.


Creative response Localized technological change Induced technological change Direction of technological change Technological congruence Knowledge intensity 


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  1. 1.Dipartimento Di Economia E Statistica Cognetti De Martiis, Collegio Carlo AlbertoUniversity of TurinTurinItaly

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