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  1. Networks in the Innovation Process

    Networks in the Innovation Process

    Holger Graf
    Innovation has long been regarded as an interactive process between heterogeneous actors and as a crucial factor in local and regional development. This timely and significant book focuses on the interactions existing within local networks, providing a theoretical foundation to interactive processes as well as a methodological toolkit for the analysis of innovation from a regional perspective. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  2. The Market Way to Riches

    The Market Way to Riches

    Mario Amendola, Jean-Luc Gaffard
    Mario Amendola and Jean-Luc Gaffard argue that all too often, markets and technology are treated as two magic words that will open the door to a wealth of riches. An increasing number of governments appear to be aiming for a pure market economy in order to reap the benefits of a benevolent technology that promises the most spectacular advances. Both markets and technology can certainly be considered essential economic factors, but which market and what technology? Is the current prevailing view of competition without restraints and privatisation at all costs actually the essence of the market? This book maintains that the dominant view mistakes the relationship between growth and technical change and, as a consequence, the role of the market in this context. The authors argue that once the issue is analysed in the proper light, the usual ingredients of the dominant policy recipe – zero inflation, balanced budgets, privatisations, deregulation of all markets, extreme flexibility – may not actually be the appropriate ones. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  3. Complexity and Co-Evolution

    Complexity and Co-Evolution

    Edited by Elizabeth Garnsey, James McGlade
    This book applies ideas and methods from the complexity perspective to key concerns in the social sciences, exploring co-evolutionary processes that have not yet been addressed in the technical or popular literature on complexity. Authorities in a variety of fields – including evolutionary economics, innovation and regeneration studies, urban modelling and history – re-evaluate their disciplines within this framework. The book explores the complex dynamic processes that give rise to socio-economic change over space and time, with reference to empirical cases including the emergence of knowledge-intensive industries and decline of mature regions, the operation of innovative networks and the evolution of localities and cities. Sustainability is a persistent theme and the practicability of intervention is examined in the light of these perspectives. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  4. Economics in the Shadows of Darwin and Marx

    Economics in the Shadows of Darwin and Marx

    Geoffrey M. Hodgson
    Economics in the Shadows of Darwin and Marx examines the legacies of these two giants of thought for the social sciences in the twenty-first century. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  5. An Economic Analysis of Innovation

    An Economic Analysis of Innovation

    Markus Balzat
    The economic analysis of innovation is important because economic growth in highly industrialized countries and international competitiveness are driven by innovations and technological change. At the same time, marked nation-specific features exist in the structure of innovative activities and in innovative success. For the study of these national characteristics, the concept of national innovation systems constitutes a powerful and widely applied inter-disciplinary framework in modern innovation theory. This book illuminates this concept from different perspectives. Starting from fundamental conceptual and theoretical issues, it describes and discusses the main development lines of the approach of national innovation systems, and goes on to illustrate an empirical application of this branch of research, offering a new alternative for the quantitative comparative study of national innovation systems. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  6. Economics Confronts the Economy

    Economics Confronts the Economy

    Philip A. Klein
    Economics Confronts the Economy is a challenging and unorthodox look at contemporary economic analysis. Philip Klein presents a highly reasoned and yet personal view of the state of economics today. While his views may be contentious to some, it is an accessible book that will provoke discussion and debate to a wide readership. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  7. Understanding the Dynamics of a Knowledge Economy

    Understanding the Dynamics of a Knowledge Economy

    Edited by Wilfred Dolfsma, Luc Soete
    The ‘knowledge economy’ is a concept commonly deemed too ambiguous and elusive to hold any significance in current economic debate. This valuable book seeks to refute that myth. Presenting an important collection of views, from a number of leading scholars, this innovative volume visibly demonstrates that knowledge and information are a prime resource in driving the dynamics of an economy. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  8. Innovation, Evolution and Complexity Theory

    Innovation, Evolution and Complexity Theory

    Koen Frenken
    The motivation behind this book is the desire to integrate complexity theory into economic models of technological evolution. By means of developing an evolutionary model of complex technological systems, the book contributes to the neo-Schumpetarian literature on innovation, diffusion and technological paradigms. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  9. The New Economy and Beyond

    The New Economy and Beyond

    Edited by Dennis W. Jansen
    What is the New Economy, what makes it new, and what are the implications for antitrust, regulation and macroeconomic policy? Providing a non-technical and compelling analysis of the modern macro-economy, the contributors to this volume, eminent scholars all, provide their views on the New Economy from a variety of perspectives. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  10. Schumpeter on the Economics of Innovation and the Development of Capitalism

    Schumpeter on the Economics of Innovation and the Development of Capitalism

    Arnold Heertje
    This book is a valuable insight into the life and work of Joseph A. Schumpeter. Bringing together an extensive collection of his essays, Arnold Heertje provides an overview of Schumpeter's life, his work and methodological approach. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  11. Applied Evolutionary Economics and the Knowledge-based Economy

    Applied Evolutionary Economics and the Knowledge-based Economy

    Edited by Andreas Pyka, Horst Hanusch
    This book focuses on knowledge-based economies and attempts to analyze dynamic innovation driven processes within those economies. It shows that evolutionary economics, and in particular the strand of applied industry and innovation studies often called Neo-Schumpeterian economics, has left the nursery of new academic approaches and is able to offer important insights for the understanding of socio-economic processes of change and development having a strong impact on economic reality all over the world. The contributions are summarized under four major sections – knowledge and cognition, studies of knowledge-based industries, the geographical dimension of knowledge-based economies and measuring and modelling for knowledge-based economies – and give a broad overview of the prolific research being undertaken in applied evolutionary economics. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  12. Entrepreneurship, Money and Coordination

    Entrepreneurship, Money and Coordination

    Edited by Jürgen G. Backhaus
    Hayek’s theory of cultural evolution has always generated controversy. Interest in Hayek’s theory, and others’ analysis and criticism of it, has been rising of late. This volume urges a reconsideration of Hayeks’ theory of evolution and aims to explore the relevance of Hayek’s theory for its own sake and for evolutionary economics more generally. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  13. On the Reappraisal of Microeconomics

    On the Reappraisal of Microeconomics

    Robert U. Ayres, Katalin Martinás
    The conventional utility-based approach to microeconomics is now nearly a century old and although frequently criticised, it has yet to be replaced. On the Reappraisal of Microeconomics offers an alternative approach that overcomes most of the objections to orthodox theory, whilst offering some unique additional advantages. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  14. Economics, Evolution and the State

    Economics, Evolution and the State

    Edited by Kurt Dopfer
    This book focuses on the emerging field of evolutionary economic policy, highlighting the interface between the state, markets, and the evolutionary complexity of modern economies. The contributors explore the possibilities and limitations of governance, and provide a unique platform for the advancement of modern evolutionary economic theory. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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  15. Complexity and the Economy

    Complexity and the Economy

    Edited by John Finch, Magali Orillard
    The authors examine the causes and consequences of complexity among the broadly economic phenomena of firms, industries and socio-economic policy. The book makes a valuable contribution to the increasingly prominent subject of complexity, especially for those whose interests include evolutionary, behavioural, political and social approaches to understanding economics and economic phenomena. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  16. Productivity, Competitiveness and Incomes in Asia

    Productivity, Competitiveness and Incomes in Asia

    Hans-Peter Brunner, Peter M. Allen
    The authors of this book link productivity change, trade competitiveness, networks of interaction and cooperation and income growth in developing Asian countries with the complex evolutionary processes of economic development and international trade. They take an innovative approach to simulating the complex micro-dynamics of competitiveness in order to distinguish those trade-related microeconomic dynamics and institutional reforms vital to leading countries out of institutional and poverty traps. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  17. Evolution and Economic Complexity

    Evolution and Economic Complexity

    Edited by J. Stanley Metcalfe, John Foster
    Dedicated to the goal of furthering evolutionary economic analysis, this book provides a coherent scientific approach to deal with the real world of continual change in the economic system. Expansive in its scope, this book ranges from abstract discussions of ontology, analysis and theory to more practical discussions on how we can operationalize notions such as ‘capabilities’ from what we understand as ‘knowledge’. Simulation techniques and empirical case studies are also used. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  18. The Network Economy

    The Network Economy

    Ard-Pieter de Man
    With an ever increasing number of relationships between different companies, overseeing a portfolio of strategic alliances has become one of the most challenging tasks for managers. Indeed, the network, rather than the individual firm, has become the most relevant and effective form of organization in the economy. By integrating the most recent academic literature with practical new insights, this book develops a framework that will help both managers and academics to understand the intricate workings of the network economy. Learn More
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  19. The Political Economy of Destructive Power

    The Political Economy of Destructive Power

    Mehrdad Vahabi
    Economic science has extensively studied the creative power of individuals and social groups, but it has largely ignored the destructive power of economic agents. This highly original book redresses the balance and, for the first time, looks at how much an agent can destroy. Destructive power is conceptualised in a unique way, covering all types of deliberate (violent and non-violent) social conflict behaviour. The theoretical arguments in the book are skilfully linked to burning political issues of our time such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Second Gulf War. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  20. Applied Evolutionary Economics and Complex Systems

    Applied Evolutionary Economics and Complex Systems

    Edited by John Foster, Werner Hölzl
    This book takes up the challenge of developing an empirically based foundation for evolutionary economics built upon complex system theory. The authors argue that modern evolutionary economics is at a crossroads. At a theoretical level, modern evolutionary economics is moving away from the traditional focus of the operation of selection mechanisms and towards concepts of ‘complex adaptive systems’ and self-organisation. On an applied level, new and innovative methods of empirical research are being developed and considered. The contributors take up this challenge and examine aspects of complexity and evolution in applied contexts. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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