‘Cristiano Antonelli explores almost a century of economic research on innovation and skillfully brings together the giants of innovation economics, namely Joseph Alois Schumpeter, Alfred Marshall and Kenneth Arrow. The book introduces a comprehensive economic approach for the analysis of innovation processes and broadly encompasses all fields where innovation is of the utmost importance: knowledge generation, industrial innovation, trade and growth.’
– Andreas Pyka, University of Hohenheim, Germany
‘Professor Antonelli has clearly articulated the Schumpeterian view of endogenous innovation in this new undertaking. With that as a foundation, he has masterfully shown the reader the subtle and often overlooked relationships between knowledge, innovation, technological advancement and economic growth. This book is scholarship at its best. A must-read for those at any stage of their intellectual journey.’
– Albert N. Link, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, US
'The book would be a great reference for economist, socio-economic researchers and those who support the progress of innovation based economy. The work shows the importance of structural reforms that foster innovation-based growth and create a conducive environment.'
– Journal of Social Science Studies
‘In this book, Antonelli presents a comprehensive framework for studying and analysing the process of endogenous innovation, and in particular economics of knowledge and technological change, in the light of the complex adaptive systems approach (Holland, 1988). . . Overall, the book contributes to the exploration of the intertwining of innovation economics with the complexity approach and provides an interesting and concise presentation of the main linkages. Because of these features, I think it could be a useful reading for researchers that look for a condensed, yet detailed, introduction into evolutionary approaches of endogenous innovation. Furthermore, I see a lot of potential for this book in a master course, or seminar, on growth theory, the economics of innovation and evolutionary economics. The simple analytical models developed and presented in the book could indeed be used to confront students with the most important theoretical contributions of the Schumpeterian (evolutionary) approaches to innovation.'
– Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (JASSS)