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  1. Deep Complexity and the Social Sciences

    Deep Complexity and the Social Sciences

    Robert Delorme
    In this innovative work, Robert Delorme comprehensively explores uncertainty (the irreducibility to numerically measurable probabilities) and ignorance in economics, management and the social sciences through an alternative, systematically built analytical framework. This unique book takes uncertainty and ignorance seriously and addresses them as instances of ‘deep complexity’ (problem situations so deeply ill-structured that they cannot be grasped with the concepts and tools of classical science). Building on the works of Herbert Simon, Heinz von Foerster and John von Neumann, the author develops an alternative framework that encompasses, rather than rejects, the classical framework. The outcome of this novel approach is ‘effective deep complexity’, comprising three aspects: an effective alternative framework, which brings an answer to a fundamental issue on the implications of uncertainty for scientific reasoning; a behavioural theory of deeply ill-structured problem-situations; and a decision-and-action support system. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 180.00   Web: $ 162.00
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  2. Innovation, Economic Growth and the Firm

    Innovation, Economic Growth and the Firm

    Edited by Jean-Luc Gaffard, Evens Salies
    This book addresses the foundations of economic growth at the firm level, combining both theoretical and econometric contributions by established scholars. Challenging contributions revisit Marshall’s view on the management of innovation, investigate the decision of firms to venture into entrepreneurship and clarify some misunderstanding about Schumpeter’s ideas. The book goes on to shed light on the classical specialisation-flexibility trade-off and provides a vision on the role of the knowledge-based economy and firm networks in technology development. Firm survival and performance, price-cost margins and the determinants of research intensity are also investigated econometrically. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  3. Darwin’s Clever Neighbour

    Darwin’s Clever Neighbour

    D. P. O’Brien, John Creedy
    George Warde Norman, 1793–1882, a Director of the Bank of England 1821–72, was an important figure in both the development and the implementation of the theory of monetary control, embodied in the Bank Charter Act of 1844. Norman wrote an Autobiography covering his first 54 years, and this provides a remarkable portrait not only of Norman himself but of the social and intellectual network in which he lived. He was an intimate of the Utilitarians, especially George Grote with whom there was ultimately a quarrel which has never been made public before. He was a businessman, at first in the timber trade, in which connection he spent time in Norway, and made the acquaintance of Napoleon’s Marshall, Bernadotte, by then King of Sweden and Norway, and then in fire insurance. He also wrote on economic matters, not only on monetary issues but also on trade theory and taxation. The Autobiography, which has survived fire and flood, was rediscovered in the 1960s by D.P. O’Brien who at that time prepared a typescript which has been used by scholars. With the release of this edition, the work is now available for the first time in a fully edited and corrected version. It should be of interest to historians of economic thought, economic historians, and students of nineteenth century intellectual history and society. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 188.00   Web: $ 169.20
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  4. Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Growth

    Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Growth

    Edited by Mark Setterfield
    Comprising specially commissioned essays, the Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of alternative theories of economic growth. It surveys major sub-fields (including classical, Kaleckian, evolutionary, and Kaldorian growth theories) and highlights cutting-edge issues such as the relationship between finance and growth, the interplay of trend and cycle, and the role of aggregate demand in the long run. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 248.00   Web: $ 223.20
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  5. Knowledge Diffusion and Innovation

    Knowledge Diffusion and Innovation

    Piergiuseppe Morone, Richard Taylor
    Modern economies are described as ‘knowledge based’. This book investigates the meaning of such a statement, assessing the relevance of knowledge and the channels through which knowledge is exchanged, both from a theoretical and an empirical perspective. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  6. Evolutionary Theory and Legal Philosophy

    Evolutionary Theory and Legal Philosophy

    Wojciech Zaluski
    This unique book presents various ways in which evolutionary theory can contribute to the analysis of key legal-philosophical problems. Wojciech Zaluski explores three central questions; the ontological question – what is the nature of law?; the teleological-axiological question – what are the main values to be realized by law?; the normativity question, which has two aspects; normative: what explains the fact that legal norms provide reasons for action?, and motivational: what explains the fact that humans can be motivated by legal norms? It is argued that evolutionary theory suggests non-trivial answers to these questions, and that these answers can become the building blocks of a new – evolutionary – paradigm in legal philosophy. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  7. The Evolution of Path Dependence

    The Evolution of Path Dependence

    Edited by Lars Magnusson, Jan Ottosson
    The notion and interpretation of path dependence have been discussed and utilized in various social sciences during the last two decades. This innovative book provides significant new insights onto how the different applications of path dependence have developed and evolved. The authors suggest that there has been a definite evolution from applications of path dependence in the history of technology towards other fields of social science. They also discuss the various definitions of path dependence (strong or weak) and explore the potential applications of path dependence in new areas such as political economy and economic geography. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  8. Recent Advances in Neo-Schumpeterian Economics

    Recent Advances in Neo-Schumpeterian Economics

    Edited by Andreas Pyka, Uwe Cantner, Alfred Greiner, Thomas Kuhn
    This judicious selection of recent essays demonstrates the applicability of the fundamental principles of neo-Schumpeterian economics, namely, innovation and uncertainty. The authors demonstrate how neo-Schumpeterian economics is developing into a comprehensive economic theory encompassing industry, the public sector and financial markets. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  9. Innovation Networks in Industries

    Innovation Networks in Industries

    Edited by Franco Malerba, Nicholas S. Vonortas
    Innovation Networks in Industries provides an extensive study in the fields of industry structure, firm strategy and public policy through the use of network concepts and indicators. It also elucidates many of the complexities and challenges involved. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  10. Handbook of Research on Complexity

    Handbook of Research on Complexity

    Edited by J. Barkley Rosser Jr.
    Complexity research draws on complexity in various disciplines. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and current overview of applications of complexity theory in economics. The 15 chapters, written by leading figures in the field, cover such broad topic areas as conceptual issues, microeconomic market dynamics, aggregation and macroeconomics issues, econophysics and financial markets, international economic dynamics, evolutionary and ecological–environmental economics, and broader historical perspectives on economic complexity. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 248.00   Web: $ 223.20
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  11. The Growth of Firms

    The Growth of Firms

    Alex Coad
    Much progress has been made in empirical research into firm growth in recent decades due to factors such as the availability of detailed longitudinal datasets, more powerful computers and new econometric techniques. This book provides an up-to-date catalogue of empirical work, as well as a coherent theoretical structure within which these new results can be interpreted and understood. It brings together a large body of recent research on firm growth from a multidisciplinary perspective, providing an up-to-date synthesis of stylized facts and empirical regularities. Numerous empirical findings and theories of firm growth are also surveyed and compared in order to evaluate their validity. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  12. Organizational Routines

    Organizational Routines

    Edited by Markus C. Becker, Nathalie Lazaric
    This book showcases advanced empirical research that applies the concept of organizational routines to understanding organizations and how they change and evolve. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  13. Marshall and Schumpeter on Evolution

    Marshall and Schumpeter on Evolution

    Edited by Yuichi Shionoya, Tamotsu Nishizawa
    This unique and original work contends that, despite the differences between Marshallian and Schumpeterian thinking, they both present formidable challenges to a broad type of social science beyond economics, particularly under the influence of the German historical school. In a departure from the received view on the nature of the works of Marshall and Schumpeter, the contributors explore their themes in terms of an evolutionary vision and method of evolution; social science and evolution; conceptions of evolution; and evolution and capitalism. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  14. Property Rights, Consumption and the Market Process

    Property Rights, Consumption and the Market Process

    David Emanuel Andersson
    Property Rights, Consumption and the Market Process extends property rights theory in new and exciting directions by combining complementary insights from Austrian, institutional and evolutionary economics. Mainstream economics tends to analyse property rights within a static equilibrium framework. In this book David Andersson reformulates property rights theory as an evolutionary theory of the market process. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  15. Handbook of Organizational Routines

    Handbook of Organizational Routines

    Edited by Markus C. Becker
    This cutting-edge, multidisciplinary Handbook comprises specially commissioned contributions surveying state-of-the-art research on the concept of organizational routines. An authoritative overview of the concept of organizational routines and its contributions to our understanding of organizations is presented. To identify those contributions, the role of organizational routines in such processes as organizational learning, performance feedback, and organizational memory is discussed. To identify how the concept can contribute to different disciplinary fields, the expert authors review applications across a range of fields including political science, sociology, and accounting. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 230.00   Web: $ 207.00
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 59.00   Web: $ 47.20
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  16. Elgar Companion to Neo-Schumpeterian Economics

    Elgar Companion to Neo-Schumpeterian Economics

    Edited by Horst Hanusch, Andreas Pyka
    The Elgar Companion to Neo-Schumpeterian Economics is a cutting-edge collection of specially commissioned contributions highlighting not only the broad scope but also the common ground between all branches of this prolific and fast developing field of economics. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 536.00   Web: $ 482.40
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 83.00   Web: $ 66.40
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  17. The Evolution of Economic Institutions

    The Evolution of Economic Institutions

    Edited by Geoffrey M. Hodgson
    It is now widely acknowledged that institutions are a crucial factor in economic performance. Major developments have been made in our understanding of the nature and evolution of economic institutions in the last few years. This book brings together some key contributions in this area by leading internationally renowned scholars including Paul A. David, Christopher Freeman, Alan P. Kirman, Jan Kregel, Brian J. Loasby, J. Stanley Metcalfe, Bart Nooteboom and Ugo Pagano. This essential reader covers topics such as the relationship between institutions and individuals, institutions and economic development, the nature and role of markets, and the theory of institutional evolution. The book not only outlines cutting-edge developments in the field but also indicates key directions of future research for institutional and evolutionary economics. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  18. Applied Evolutionary Economics and Economic Geography

    Applied Evolutionary Economics and Economic Geography

    Edited by Koen Frenken
    Applied Evolutionary Economics and Economic Geography aims to further advance empirical methodologies in evolutionary economics, with a special emphasis on geography and firm location. It does so by bringing together a select group of leading scholars including economists, geographers and sociologists, all of whom share an interest in explaining the uneven distribution of economic activities in space and the historical processes that have produced these patterns. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  19. Evolutionary Economics and Environmental Policy

    Evolutionary Economics and Environmental Policy

    Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh, Albert Faber, Annemarth M. Idenburg, Frans H. Oosterhuis
    This study offers a unique evolutionary economics perspective on energy and innovation policies in the wider context of the transition to sustainable development. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  20. Economics and the Social Sciences

    Economics and the Social Sciences

    Edited by Stavros Ioannides, Klaus Nielsen
    This book is based on the premise that mainstream economics has become excessively specialized and formalized, entering a state of de facto withdrawal from the study of the economy in favour of exercises in applied mathematics. The editors believe that there is much scope for synergies by engaging in an encounter with economics and the other social sciences. The chapters in this book offer important new contributions to such a development. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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