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As Time Goes By From the Industrial Revolutions to the Information Revolution

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ISBN-10: 0199251053

ISBN-13: 9780199251056

Edition: 2002

Authors: Chris Freeman, Francisco Lou��, Francisco Lou��

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How can we best understand the impact of revolutionary technologies on the business cycle, the economy, and society? Why is economics meaningless without history and without an understanding of institutional and technical change? Does the 'new economy' mean the 'end of history'?an we best understand the impact of revolutionary technologies on business organization and the business cycle? These are some of the questions addressed in this authoritative analysis of modern economic growth from the Industrial Revolution to the 'New Economy' of today. Chris Freeman has been one of the foremost researchers on innovation for a long time and his colleague Francisco Lou is an outstanding historian of…    
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List price: $94.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

History and Economics
Introduction: The Fundamental Things Apply
Restless Clio: A Story of the Economic Historians' Assessment of History in Economics
Schumpeter's Plea for Reasoned History
Nikolai Kondratiev: A New Approach to History and Statistics
The Strange Attraction of Tides and Waves
Conclusions: A Theory of Reasoned History
Successive Industrial Revolutions
Introduction: Technical Change and Long Waves in Economic Development
The British Industrial Revolution: The Age of Cotton, Iron, and Water Power
The Second Kondratiev Wave: The Age of Iron Railways, Steam Power, and Mechanization
The Third Kondratiev Wave: The Age of Steel, Heavy Engineering, and Electrification
The Fourth Kondratiev Wave: The Great Depression and the Age of Oil, Automobiles, Motorization, and Mass Production
The Emergence of a New Techno-economic Paradigm: The Age of Information and Communication Technology
Conclusions: Recurrent Phenomena of the Long Waves of Capitalist Development