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Technological Systems and Comparative Systems of Innovation: From Historical Performance to Future Policy Guidelines

Nick Von Tunzelmann

in The Economic Future in Historical Perspective

Published by British Academy

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780197263471
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734786 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.003.0006

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs

Technological Systems and Comparative Systems of Innovation: From Historical Performance to Future Policy Guidelines

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This chapter looks at the comparative systems approach to understanding the way in which different institutional regimes affect the governance of technological development. It focuses on four institutional constraints: market failure, government failure, corporate failure, and network failure. Each has the potential to impede or disconnect the linkage between the production of technology and the use or adoption of technology.

Keywords: comparative systems approach; institutional regimes; technological development; market failure; government failure; corporate failure; network failure; technology

Chapter.  10469 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic History

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