Innovation, Evolution and Complexity Theory

Innovation, Evolution and Complexity Theory

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By means of developing an evolutionary model of complex technological systems, this book aims to contribute to the neo-Schumpetarian literature on innovation, diffusion, and technological more

Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 162.6 x 233.7 x 25.4mm | 408.24g
  • Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • Cheltenham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1843761971
  • 9781843761976
  • 1,162,909

Table of contents

Foreword; Part I: Theoretical Contributions; 1. Introduction: Innovation, Evolution and Complexity Theory; 2. Technology Landscapes; 3. Generalised Genotype-Phenotype Maps; 4. A Model of Technological Paradigms; Part II: Empirical Applications; 5. Entropy Statistics; 6. Early Evolution of Steam Engines; 7. Trajectories in Aircraft and Helicopters; 8. The Advent of Portable Computers; 9. Directions for Future Research; more