The economics of hope : essays on technical change, economic growth and the environment
The essays collected here (some previously unpublished) reflect Freeman's positive views of the potential of mankind to use its resources constructively. Grounded in empirical research, they address complex questions surrounding issues of technical change, innovation and economic growth.
Print Book, English, 1992
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Pinter, London u.a., 1992
249 Seiten : Diagramme
Part 1 Policies for allocation of resources to scientific and technical activities: Bernal and the "social function of science"; science and economy at the national level; design and British economic performance. Part 2 The theory of innovation and evolutionary economics: the nature of innovation and the evolution of the production system; networks of innovators - a synthesis of research issues; innovation, changes of techno-economic paradigms and biological analogies in economics. Part 3 Values, economic growth and environment: the luxury of despair - a reply to Robert Heilbroner's "Human Prospect"; Prometheus unbound; the human use of human beings; a Green techno-economic paradigm for the world economy; technology, progress and the quality of life. Epilogue: Requirements for science and technology policy in the 1990s (with G. Oldham).