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Paths of Innovation: Technological Change in 20th Century America

David C. Mowery & Nathan Rosenberg

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ISBN 10: 0521646537 / ISBN 13: 9780521646536
Published by Cambridge University Press, 1999
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In 1903 the Wright brothers` airplane travelled a couple of hundred yards. Today fleets of streamlined jets transport millions of people each day to cities worldwide. Between discovery and application, between invention and widespread use, there is a world of innovation, of tinkering, improvement and adaptation. This is the world David Mowery and Nathan Rosenberg map out in Paths of Innovation, a tour of the intersecting routes of technological change. Throughout their book, Mowery and Rosenberg demonstrate that the simultaneous emergence of new engineering and applied science disciplines in the universities, in tandem with growth in the Research and Development industry and scientific research, has been a primary factor in the rapid rate of technological change. Innovation and incentives to develop new, viable processes have led to the creation of new economic resources - which will determine the future of technological innovation and economic growth. ? Co-author Rosenberg has done three other extremely successful titles for the Press, including one with co-author Mowery ? Completely accessible, smooth-reading history of industrial innovation in the US; no math, easy-to-understand tables and figures ? Best placed in economic history of technology sections; could also go in business or economics sections Contents 1. Introduction; 2. The organization and institutionalization of innovation, 1900?1940; 3. The internal combustion engine; 4. Chemicals; 5. Electric power; 6 The electronics revolution, 1947?1990; 8. Concluding observations. Printed Pages: 224. Bookseller Inventory # 9556

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Title: Paths of Innovation: Technological Change in...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Paperback

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The first digital electronic computer, the ENIAC, was over 100 feet long, with 18,000 simultaneously functioning vacuum tubes. Now virtually every business and home in America has its own compact PC. In 1903 the Wright brothers' airplane, held together with baling wire and glue, traveled a couple hundred yards. Today fleets of streamlined jets transport millions of people per day to cities worldwide. Between discovery and application, between invention and widespread use, there is a world of innovation, of tinkering and improvements and adaptations. This is the world David Mowery and Nathan Rosenberg map out in Paths of Innovation, a tour of the intersecting routes of the technological.

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Jan Fagerberg is Professor at the University of Oslo, where he is affiliated with the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK). David C. Mowery is Milton W. Terrill Professor of Business at the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. His academic
awards include the Raymond Vernon Prize from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, the Economic History Association's Fritz Redlich Prize, the Business History Review's Newcomen Prize, and the Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award. Richard R. Nelson is a Professor at the School of
International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York

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