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The gifts of Athena : historical origins of the knowledge economy

Author: Joel Mokyr
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The growth of technological and scientific knowledge in the past two centuries has been the overriding dynamic element in the economic and social history of the world. Its result is now often called the knowledge economy. But what are the historical origins of this revolution and what have been its mechanisms? In The Gifts of Athena, Joel Mokyr constructs an original framework to analyze the concept of ""useful""  Read more...
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Mokyr, Joel.
Gifts of Athena.
Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2002025105
(OCoLC)49260877
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Mokyr
ISBN: 9780691094830 0691094837 1400829437 9781400829439 1283316900 9781283316903 9786613316905 6613316903
OCLC Number: 769189794
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of APSA Science, Technology and Environmental Politics Organized Section Don K. Price Award 2003
Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2003
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 359 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Technology and the problem of human knowledge --
The industrial englightenment: the taproot of economic progress --
The Industrial Revolution and beyond --
Technology and the factory system --
Knowledge, health and the household --
The political economy of knowledge: innovation and resistance in economic history --
Institutions, knowledge, and economic growth.
Other Titles: Historical origins of the knowledge economy
Responsibility: Joel Mokyr.
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