“Innovation systems and policy for development in a changing world”
4.1. Looking at the question
The role of history in the interdisciplinary mixChanging answers to the same questionChanging context; redefining problems
4.2. The paradigm shift and its effects on the conditions of innovation for and by the poor (and the weak)
ICT, innovation and market access by small firms in any countryFlexible production and global networksNatural resources: curse or opportunity?The environmental challenges as a guide to innovation
4.3. The big moving picture4.4. Does (or should) evolutionary economics also evolve?
The balance between permanent and changing truthsThe challenges of the present moment in historyThe need for interdisciplinarity and inter‐institutional collaborationInstitutional and policy innovation as central objects of studyAnalysing and also anticipating context changes: a truly evolutionary science
4.5. In conclusion
'...the book fills an important gap in the literature on business cycles and innovations. I most strongly commend it to all those attempting to understand the past and future evolution of technology and the economy.'
Christopher Freeman, Emeritus Professor, SPRU,
University of Sussex, UK
'...Carlota Perez shows us that historically technological revolutions arrive with remarkable regularity, and that economies react to them in predictable phases. Her argument provides much needed perspective not just on history, but on our own times. And especially on our own information revolution.'
W. Brian Arthur, Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico