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How transformative innovations shaped the rise of nations : from ancient Rome to modern America

Author: Gerard Tellis; Stav Rosenzweig
Publisher: London : Anthem Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the last 2,000 years, critical innovations have transformed small regions into global powers. But these powers have faded when they did not embrace the next big innovation. Gerard J. Tellis and Stav Rosenzweig argue that openness to new ideas and people, empowerment of individuals and competition are key drivers in the development and adoption of transformative innovations. These innovations, in turn, fuel  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1023057269
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard Tellis; Stav Rosenzweig
ISBN: 9781783087952 1783087951 9781783087945 1783087943
OCLC Number: 1038796883
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Global influence of transformative innovation --
Roman concrete: foundations of an empire --
Swift equine warfare and the rise of Mongol power --
How gunpowder shaped the fortunes of nations --
Golden age of Chinese water navigation --
Venetian shipbuilding: mastering the Mediterranean --
Portuguese caravel: building an oceanic empire --
Fluyt and the building of the Dutch empire --
Patenting: institutionalizing innovation --
The steam engine and the rise of British empire --
American mass production and the rise of the United States.
Responsibility: Gerard J. Tellis and Stav Rosenzweig.

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Over the last 2,000 years, critical innovations have transformed small regions into global powers. But these powers have faded when they did not embrace the next big innovation. Gerard J. Tellis and Stav Rosenzweig argue that openness to new ideas and people, empowerment of individuals and competition are key drivers in the development and adoption of transformative innovations. These innovations, in turn, fuel economic growth, national dominance and global leadership. In How Transformative Innovations Shaped the Rise of Nations, Tellis and Rosenzweig examine the transformative qualities of concrete in Rome; swift equine warfare in Mongolia; critical navigational innovations in the golden ages of Chinese, Venetian, Portuguese and Dutch empires; the patent system and steam engine in Britain; and mass production in the United States of America.

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