Exploring the Black Box: Technology, Economics, and History

Exploring the Black Box: Technology, Economics, and History

by Nathan Rosenberg

ISBN-10: 0521459559
ISBN-13: 9780521459556
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Edition: First Edition - 1994

Book Description
This book presents a unique account of how technological change is generated and the processes by which improved technologies are introduced into economic activity. The central theme of the book is the idea that technological changes are often "path dependent": their form and direction tend to be influenced strongly by the particular sequence of earlier events out of which a new technology has emerged. Individual chapters explore the particular features of new technologies in different historical and sectoral contexts.