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How Nations Innovate: The Political Economy of Technological Innovation in Affluent Capitalist Economies

Jingjing Huo

Abstract

The book compares how affluent capitalist economies differ in their patterns of technological innovation. Building on the “varieties of capitalism” literature, the book goes beyond the traditional focus on “radical versus incremental innovation” in existing scholarship, and takes the comparison of capitalism to an entirely new set of questions in technological innovation. For example, what type of capitalism engages in innovation that destroys jobs? Whose innovation widens income inequality? Whose innovation lifts productivity? What type of capitalism has more effective financial markets for i ... More

Keywords: varieties of capitalism, technological innovation, financial markets, employment, productivity, inequality, human capital, volatility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198735847
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735847.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jingjing Huo, author
Associate Professor, University of Waterloo