Handbook of the Economics of Innovation: Volume 1

Handbook of the Economics of Innovation: Volume 1

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Edited by Bronwyn H. Hall, Edited by Nathan Rosenberg


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  • Publisher: North-Holland
  • Format: Hardback | 804 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 236mm x 41mm | 1,520g
  • Publication date: 14 May 2010
  • ISBN 10: 0444519955
  • ISBN 13: 9780444519955
  • Illustrations note: black & white line drawings, black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 1,639,344

Product description

Economists examine the genesis of technological change and the ways we commercialize and diffuse it. The economics of property rights and patents, in addition to industry applications, are also surveyed through literature reviews and predictions about fruitful research directions. Here two volumes are available as a set or sold separately. Expert articles of this title consider the best ways to establish optimal incentives in technological progress. Science and innovation, both their theories and applications, are examined at the intersections of the marketplace, policy, and social welfare. Economists are only part of an audience that includes attorneys, educators, and anyone involved in new technologies.

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For too long the policy importance of innovation has taken a back seat to short-term stimulus initiatives. Hall and Rosenberg have assembled a scholarly collection of papers that provide a timely guide for rediscovering the role of innovation in economic growth. Albert N. Link, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Table of contents

Volume 1 1. Introduction and Overview 2. Invention and Innovation 3.Commercialization of Innovation