"Technological change and opportunities for development as a moving target"
2001. “Technological change and opportunities for development as a moving target”Cepal Review, No. 75, December, pp. 109-130.
Technological change and developmentThe product cycle, development and changes in barriers to entry
1.The product life cycle and the geographic propagation of technologies2. The product life cycle and the geographic propagation of technologies
Technologies, systems, revolutions and paradigms
1. Technological trajectories and the accumulation of experience2. Technological systems and the creation of social capabilities3. Technological revolutions and the interconnection of systems4. Techno-economic paradigms and the rejuvenation of all activities6. Change of paradigm as a change in management common sense
Development as learning to take advantage of changing opportunities
1. Periods of change of paradigm as dual technological opportunities2. “Dancing with wolves”10 or the question of power structures
Accumulated experience and future windows of opportunity
1. Inventing and reinventing development strategies2. Confronting the next stage
Addressing development in the context of the present paradigm
1. Technology at the core of development strategies2. Reinventing the “strong” State3. Think global, act local4. Modernity and values
'...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