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Fundamental Fields of: Post-Schumpeterian Evolutionary Economics

Esben Sloth Andersen;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
Abstract
Although the branch of economics that deals with economic evolution has become established during the last couple of decades, its aims and potentials can most easily be understood on the background of the work of early pioneers. Joseph A. Schumpeter’s contribution not only analysed capitalist economic evolution as a process of the innovative renewal of business routines. He also explored the idea that the development of economics requires coordinated efforts within the “fundamental fields” of theory, history, statistics, and economic sociology. The paper applies this idea in an analysis of the development of modern evolutionary economics. The focus is on the cha...
Subjects
free text keywords: Evolutionary economics; fundamental fields; Joseph A. Schumpeter, jel:B31, jel:B52, jel:O30
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56 references, page 1 of 4
Abstract
Although the branch of economics that deals with economic evolution has become established during the last couple of decades, its aims and potentials can most easily be understood on the background of the work of early pioneers. Joseph A. Schumpeter’s contribution not only analysed capitalist economic evolution as a process of the innovative renewal of business routines. He also explored the idea that the development of economics requires coordinated efforts within the “fundamental fields” of theory, history, statistics, and economic sociology. The paper applies this idea in an analysis of the development of modern evolutionary economics. The focus is on the cha...
Subjects
free text keywords: Evolutionary economics; fundamental fields; Joseph A. Schumpeter, jel:B31, jel:B52, jel:O30
56 references, page 1 of 4

Review, 1: 127-148. www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/eier/1/1/127/ _pdf.

Bartelsman, Eric J. and Doms, Mark (2000): “Understanding productivity: Lessons from longitudinal microdata,” Journal of Economic Literature, 38: 569- 594. [OpenAIRE]

Becker, Marcus C. (ed.) (2008): Handbook of Organizational Routines, Cheltenham: Elgar.

Bowles, Samuel (2004): Microeconomics: Behaviour, Institutions and Evolution, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Cantner, Uwe and Krüger, Jens J. (2007): “Empirical tools for the analysis of technological heterogeneity and change: Some basic building blocks of 'evolumetrics',” in Hanusch and Pyka (2007), pp. 493-502. [OpenAIRE]

Carroll, Glenn R. and Hannan, Michael T. (1999): The Demography of Corporations and Industries, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Conner, Jeffrey K. and Hartl, Daniel L. (2004): A Primer of Ecological Genetics, Sunderland, Mass.: Sinauer.

Cowan, Robin and Foray, Dominique (2002): “Evolutionary economics and the counterfactual threat: on the nature and role of counterfactual history as an empirical tool in economics,” Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 12: 539-562. [OpenAIRE]

Cyert, Richard M. and March, James G. (1963): A Behavioural Theory of The Firm, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.

Dawkins, Richard (1991): The Blind Watchmaker, Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Dopfer, Kurt and Potts, Jason (2008): The General Theory of Economic Evolution, London and New York: Routledge.

Dosi, Giovanni, Nelson, Richard R., and Winter, Sidney G. (eds.) (2000): The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Elster, Jon (1978): Logic and Society: Contradictions and Possible Worlds, Chichester: Wiley.

Fisher, Ronald A. (1999): The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection: A Complete Variorum Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press. .

Fogel, Robert (1964): Railroads and American Economic Growth: Essays in Econometric History, Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Press.

56 references, page 1 of 4
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