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Basic reading for preparation

This is the list of basic readings to prepare before the course starts, or the prerequisites so you will...


Wiebe Bijker, Thomas P. Hughes and Trevor Pinch (eds) (1989) The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology, The MIT Press

Jan Fagerberg, David C. Mowery and Richard R. Nelson (eds) (2004) The Oxford Handbook of Innovation, Oxford University Press.

Freeman, Chris and Luc Soete, The Economics of Industrial Innovation, 3rd edition, MIT Press.

William Lazonick ( 2002 ) International Encyclopedia of Business and Management – Economics, IEBM Handbook Series.

Richard R. Nelson, The Sources of Economic Growth (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 2000).

Suzanne, Scotchmer (2004) Innovation and Incentives, MIT Press.

Paul Stoneman (1995) Handbook of the Economics of Innovation and Technological Change, Blackwell Publishing.

Vernon W. Ruttan (2000) Technology, Growth, and Development: An Induced Innovation Perspective, Oxford University Press.


Anthony Bartzokas and Morris Teubal (2002) A special issue on the Political Economy of Innovation Policy Implementation in Industrialising Countries, Journal of the Economics of Innovation and New Technology (2002, Vol. XI, No. 3&4).

Cohen, Wesley and Daniel Levinthal, “Absorptive Capacity: A New Perspective on Learning and Innovation,” Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol.35-1, 1990, pp.128-152.

Dosi, G. 1988. “Sources, Procedures, and Microeconomic Effects of Innovation.” Journal of Economic Literature, 26(3): 1120-1171.

Freeman, Chris, “The Economics of Technical Change.” Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol.18, 1994, pp.463-514.

Kim, Linsu, “Building Technological Capability for Industrialization: Analytical Frameworks and Korea’s Experience.” Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol.8(1), pp.111-136.

Metcalfe, John (1994) Evolutionary Economics and Technology Policy, The Economic Journal, Vol. 104 (July), pp. 931-944.

Nelson, Richard R., “Recent Evolutionary Theorizing About Economic Change,” Journal of Economic Literature, Vol.33, March 1995, pp.48-90.

Pavitt, Keith, “Sectoral Patterns of Technical Change: Towards Research Policy, Vol.13, 1984, pp.343-373.

Teece, David J., “Firm organization, industrial structure, and technological innovation.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol.31, 1996, pp.193-224.

Utterback, James M. and Fernando F. Suarez, “Innovation, Competition, and Industry Structure.” Research Policy, Vol.22, 1993, pp.1-21.


William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White, The Elements of Style, Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 3rd Ed.1979.

Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, The University of Chicago Press, 5th ed., 1987.

A useful online textbook on mathematical methods

Mason, R., Lind, D, and Marchal, W. (2005). Statistical Techniques in Business and economics 12th edition. Irwin McGraw-Hill.

Szirmai, A, Dynamics of Socio-Economic Development, CUP, 2005.

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