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The Economy as an Evolving Complex System, IIICurrent Perspectives and Future Directions$
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Lawrence E. Blume and Steven N. Durlauf

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195162592

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162592.001.0001

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Useful Knowledge as an Evolving System: The View from Economic History

Useful Knowledge as an Evolving System: The View from Economic History

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(p.309) Useful Knowledge as an Evolving System: The View from Economic History
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The Economy as an Evolving Complex System, III
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Joel Mokyr

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162592.003.0013

This chapter develops an evolutionary approach to the process of technological innovation. It shows how a theory of knowledge evolution can be executed in a manner analogous to the Darwinian models of evolution in living systems. The chapter warns that while much can be learned from this analogy, there are important differences.

Keywords:   evolutionary approach, technological innovation, Darwinian models, analogy

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