Innovation, Evolution and Complexity Theory

Innovation, Evolution and Complexity Theory


By (author) Koen Frenken


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  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 234mm x 25mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 30 May 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Cheltenham
  • ISBN 10: 1843761971
  • ISBN 13: 9781843761976
  • Sales rank: 994,902

Product description

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 paradigms.

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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; References.