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Inside the Black Box Technology and Economics

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ISBN-10: 0521273676

ISBN-13: 9780521273671

Edition: 1982

Authors: Nathan Rosenberg

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Economists have long treated technological phenomena as events transpiring inside a black box and, on the whole, have adhered rather strictly to a self-imposed ordinance not to inquire too seriously into what transpires inside that box. The purpose of Professor Rosenberg's work is to break open and examine the contents of the black box. In so doing, a number of important economic problems be powerfully illuminated. The author clearly shows how specific features of individual technologies have shaped a number of variables of great concern to economists: the rate of productivity improvement, the nature of learning processes underlying technological change itself, the speed of technology…    
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/28/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface
View of Technical Progress
The historiography of technical progress
Marx as a student of technology
Some Significant Characteristics of Technologies
Technological interdependence in the American economy
The effects of energy supply characteristics on technology and economic growth
On technological expectations
Learning by using
How exogenous is science?
Market Determinants of Technological Innovation
Technical change in the commercial aircraft industry, 1925-1975
The economic implications of the VSLI revolution
The influence of market demand upon innovation: a critical review of some recent empirical studies
Technology Transfer and Leadership: The International Context
The international transfer of technology: implications for the industrialised countries
US technological leadership and foreign competition: de te fabula narratur?
Index