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Evolution and economic complexity

Author: John Foster; J S Metcalfe
Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. ; Northampton, Mass. : Edward Elgar, 2004.
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Foster; J S Metcalfe
ISBN: 1843765268 9781843765264 9781847203380 1847203388
OCLC Number: 54778592
Description: xix, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Evolutionary foundations of economics / Kurt Dopfer and Jason Potts --
2. On the methodology of assessing agent-based evolutionary models in the social sciences / Paul Ormerod and Bridget Rosewell --
3. What do firms learn? : capabilities, distribution and the division of labour / Paolo Ramazzotti --
4. Dynamic capabilities, tacit knowledge and absorption / Peter Hall --
5. The complexity of structure, strategy and decision making / Peter M. Allen --
6. Knowledges, specialization and economic evolution : modelling the evolving division of human time / Esben Sloth Andersen --
7. Erring to be right : the paradox of error in the foundation of probability in economics / Francisco Louca --
8. Technological and economic mobility in large German manufacturing firms / Uwe Cantner and Jens J. Kruger --
9. A conceptual framework to model long-run qualitative change in the energy system / Andreas Pyka, Bernd Ebersberger and Horst Hanusch.
Responsibility: edited by J. Stanley Metcalfe and John Foster.

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