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The Dynamics of Technical Innovation
Evolution and Development of Information Technology
In The Dynamics of Technical Innovation, Geert Duysters explores the evolution of complex industrial systems over time by examining technological and market developments in the computer, telecommunications and semiconductor industries. An integrated theoretical framework is developed by Professor Duysters to study the relationship between technological change, changing industry structures, and innovation strategies by several different categories of company. This is followed by an in-depth empirical analysis of technological convergence, strategic technology partnering and globalization - three major factors in the development of information technology over the past decade. The Dynamics of Technical Innovation is one of the first attempts to measure quantitatively the technological convergence process in information technology. Providing new insights on the internationalization of research and development, this analysis of recent and historical developments in the information technology industry which will be welcomed by scholars and practitioners interested in international business, technological change and innovation management.
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'... the concept of applying biological and evolutionary concepts to firms is a very encouraging research area to explain the development of technical innovation. Duysters contributes to its promotion and development... The book is very informative on the three sectors of the IT industry and their development.' -- Andreas Grohn, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Review of World Economics 'For any observer of current and future paradigm shifts, this book will prove thought-provoking.' -- N.J. Johnson, Choice '... this book is certainly worth reading as it addresses key issues in the areas of economics of technology and innovation management as well as international business.' -- Hanne Birgitte Andersen, Business History 'This is a good addition to the literature.' -- Don Lamberton, The Economic Journal '... this book provides a rich and empirically strong analysis of the evolution of the organizational behaviour both within the border of firms and in the relationships among firms in three sectors characterized by fast rates of technological change and by a growing convergence and interrelationship in the direction of technological innovations introduced.' -- Cristiano Antonelli, Journal of Evolutionary Economics