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Economic Complexity and Evolution

The Evolution of Economic and Innovation Systems

Editors: Pyka, Andreas, Foster, John (Eds.)

  • Investigates economic growth and its fluctuation as a historical process of economic evolution
  • Explores the fact that economic systems are complex adaptive systems
  • Primary focus on the interconnected processes of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Written by experts in the fields of evolutionary economics and the economics of innovation
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About this book

This book is at the cutting edge of the ongoing ‘neo-Schumpeterian’ research program that investigates how economic growth and its fluctuation can be understood as the outcome of a historical process of economic evolution. Much of modern evolutionary economics has relied upon biological analogy, especially about natural selection. Although this is valid and useful, evolutionary economists have, increasingly, begun to build their analytical representations of economic evolution on understandings derived from complex systems science. In this book, the fact that economic systems are, necessarily, complex adaptive systems is explored, both theoretically and empirically, in a range of contexts. Throughout, there is a primary focus upon the interconnected processes of innovation and entrepreneurship, which are the ultimate sources of all economic growth. Twenty two chapters are provided by renowned experts in the related fields of evolutionary economics and the economics of innovation.

About the authors

Andreas Pyka is Professor of Economics and holds the chair of innovation economics at the Business and Economics Faculty of the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany. He has degrees in management sciences and economics (University of Augsburg) and he received his PhD from the University of Augsburg. His main fields of research are industrial dynamics, Neo-Schumpeterian Economics and innovation networks drawing on numerical approaches, in particular agent-based modeling.

John Foster is Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Fellow of the Academy of Social Science in Australia, Life Member of Clare Hall College, Cambridge, Director of the UQ Energy Economics and Management Group and past President of the International J.A. Schumpeter Society. He has degrees in Business (Coventry University) and Economics (University of Manchester); he received his PhD from the University of Manchester. His current research areas include: the macroeconomy as a complex adaptive system; evolutionary modeling of economic growth; the application of self-organization theory to statistical/econometric modeling in the presence of structural transition; the economics of innovation, the economics of renewable energy.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Evolution of Economic and Innovation Systems

    Foster, John (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Energy, Knowledge and Economic Growth

    Foster, John

    Pages 9-39

  • Metabolic Growth Theory: Market-Share Competition, Learning Uncertainty, and Technology Wavelets

    Chen, Ping

    Pages 41-68

  • A General Model of the Innovation - Subjective Well-Being Nexus

    Engelbrecht, Hans-Jürgen

    Pages 69-90

  • The Signs of Change in Economic Evolution

    Andersen, Esben Sloth (et al.)

    Pages 91-117

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eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13299-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13298-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36698-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Evolution of Economic and Innovation Systems
Editors
  • Andreas Pyka
  • John Foster
Series Title
Economic Complexity and Evolution
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13299-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13299-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-13298-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36698-2
Series ISSN
2199-3173
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 641
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
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