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Nelson, Richard R.

Works: 87 works in 445 publications in 4 languages and 11,012 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Originator, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: HD75, 338.9001
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Most widely held works by Richard R Nelson
The Oxford handbook of innovation by Jan Fagerberg( Book )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook provides academics and students with a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the phenomenon of innovation
Technology, institutions, and economic growth by Richard R Nelson( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Richard R. Nelson mounts a full-blown attack on the standard neoclassical theory of economic growth, which he sees as hopelessly inadequate to explain the phenomenon. His alternative theory posits that economic growth driven by technological advance involves disequilibrium in a fundamental and continuing way. Nelson argues that an adequate theory must take into account a range of institutions, from universities to public laboratories and from government agencies to business firms and markets."--Jacket
The sources of economic growth by Richard R Nelson( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technological advance is the key driving force behind economic growth, argues Richard Nelson. Investments in physical and human capital contribute to growth largely as handmaidens to technological advance. Technological advance needs to be understood as an evolutionary process, depending much more on "e× post" selection and learning than on "e× ante" calculation. That is why it proceeds much more rapidly under conditions of competition than under monopoly or oligopoly
Structural change in a developing economy; Colombia's problems and prospects by Richard R Nelson( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population growth: investigation of a hypothesis; Internal migration: a quantitative study of rural-urban migration in Colombia; Manufacturing development: factor endowments and dualism; Urban income distribution in a dual economy; Constraints on the growth of the modern sector; The political determinants of colombian foreign exchange policy; Future development policy
Sources of industrial leadership : studies of seven industries( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special attention is given to the national policies that helped to create, or sustain, industrial leadership."--Jacket
Public policy for day care of young children: organization, finance, and planning by Dennis R Young( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National innovation systems : a comparative analysis by Richard R Nelson( Book )

25 editions published in 1993 in English and Italian and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study surveys the manner in which 17 different countries have evolved systems for technological innovation. Methods are compared not only in large, industrialized nations, but also in developing countries and smaller nations with high incomes
The moon and the ghetto by Richard R Nelson( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American families and the economy : the high costs of living by Conference on Families and the Economy( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic progress, private values, and public policy : essays in honor of William Fellner( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature and dynamics of organizational capabilities by Giovanni Dosi( Book )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The purpose of this book is to offer both theoretical analysis and detailed evidence from a number of studies at the levels of individual firms, sectors, and broader international patterns. These enable a richer understanding of the processes involved and highlight their contributions to business performance."--Jacket
Technology, learning and innovation : experiences of newly industrializing economies by Linsu Kim( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays discuss how firms, particularly those in electronics and automobiles, have dynamically accumulated technological capabilities at the micro level and how public policies have shaped the process of technological progress at the national level, and they discuss what problems some of these countries face today at both levels. In addition, the volume provides a comparative picture of East Asian NIEs with Latin American counterparts. The discussion also offers useful lessons for policies in other developing countries. The volume is an important contribution to a debate that is of interest to academics as well as professionals in the policy field."--Jacket
Understanding technical change as an evolutionary process by Richard R Nelson( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technical change and economic analysis; Evolutionary modeling; Inter-industry differences; The public and private faces of technology; Government support of technical advance in industry; Reprise
Intellectual property rights, development, and catch up : an international comparative study by Hiroyuki Odagiri( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most countries, economic development involves 'catching up' with leading countries. This needs more than physical assets & labour: it requires technological capabilities, educational attainment, entrepreneurship, & development of the necessary institutional infrastructure, including intellectual property rights, particularly patents
Economic development as a learning process : variation across sectoral systems by Franco Malerba( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until recently, economists studying economic development have tended to consider it as a universal process, or focussed their attention on common aspects. This book originates from the growing recognition of significant sectoral differences in economic development and examines the catching-up process in five different economic sectors: pharmaceuticals, telecommunications equipment, semiconductors, software, and agro-food industries. Each of these sector studies explore the learning and catch-up processes in various developing countries, in order to identify both the common features, and those
Collective bargaining agreements in the Federal service, late 1971 by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Asian miracle and modern growth theory by Richard R Nelson( )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

February 1998 The policy differences between accumulation and assimilation growth theories may be much smaller than the conceptual or analytic differences. Can the Asian miracle be explained in terms of capital investments? Or were entrepreneurship, innovation, and learning significant factors in the rapid growth of the Asian tigers? In the past 35 years, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan (China) have transformed themselves from technologically backwards and poor economies to relatively modern, affluent economies. Each has experienced more than a fourfold increase in per capita income. In each, a significant number of firms are producing technologically complex products competitive with firms in Europe, Japan, and the United States. Their growth performance has exceeded that of virtually all comparable economies. How they did it is a question of great importance. Virtually all theories about how they did it place investments in capital stock at the center of the explanation. Nelson and Pack divide most growth theories about the Asian miracle into two groups: * The accumulation theories stress the role of capital investments in moving these economies along their production functions. What lies behind rapid development, according to this type of theory, is very high investment rates. If a nation makes the investments, marshals the resources, development will follow. * The assimilation theories stress the entrepreneurship, innovation, and learning these economies went through before they could master the new technologies they were adopting from more advanced industrial nations. They see investment in human and physical capital as an essential but far from sufficient part of assimilation. In addition, people must learn about, take the risk of operating, and come to master technologies and other practices new to the country, if not the world. The emphasis for assimilation theorists is on innovation and learning, rather than on marshalling. If one marshals but does not innovate and learn, development does not follow. These are complex theories that raise as many questions as they answer. Nelson and Pack discuss differences in the way the two groups of theorists treat four matters: * Entrepreneurial decisionmaking. * The nature of technology. * The economic capabilities possible with a well-educated work force. * The role exports play in a country's rapid development. The differences between the theories matter because they affect our understanding of why the Asian miracle happened and because they imply different things about appropriate economic development policy. This paper-a product of the Development Research Group-is part of a larger effort in the group to study the impact of public policy on growth
Learning, capability building and innovation for development by Gabriela Dutrénit( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, a large number of scholars studying development understand this process as involving learning and capability building. Capability building is an active, not a passive, process. It requires a purposeful effort from the learner's side, with support and commitment on allocation of time and resources toward learning activities. This process implies the possibility of failure as well as success, as we also learn from failures. A global cast of academics and policy makers examines economic development as a process of learning and technological accumulation, showing how economic development is a process involving creative destruction. While markets and market competition play major roles in structuring the development process, non-market institutions and government policies matter
Protecting their intellectual assets : appropriability conditions and why U.S. manufacturing firms patent (or not) by Wesley Marc Cohen( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a survey questionnaire administered to 1478 R&D labs in the U.S. manufacturing sector in 1994, we find that firms typically protect the profits due to invention with a range of mechanisms, including patents, secrecy, lead time advantages and the use of complementary marketing and manufacturing capabilities. Of these mechanisms, however, patents tend to be the least emphasized by firms in the majority of manufacturing industries, and secrecy and lead time tend to be emphasized most heavily. A comparison of our results with the earlier survey findings of Levin et al. [1987] suggest that patents may be relied upon somewhat more heavily by larger firms now than in the early 1980s. For the protection of product innovations, secrecy now appears to be much more heavily employed across most industries than previously. Our results on the motives to patent indicate that firms patent for reasons that often extend beyond directly profiting from a patented innovation through either its commercialization or licensing. In addition to the prevention of copying, the most prominent motives for patenting include the prevention of rivals from patenting related inventions (i.e., patent blocking'), the use of patents in negotiations and the prevention of suits. We find that firms commonly patent for different reasons in discrete' product industries, such as chemicals, versus complex' product industries, such as telecommunications equipment or semiconductors. In the former, firms appear to use their patents commonly to block the development of substitutes by rivals, and in the latter, firms are much more likely to use patents to force rivals into negotiations
Medical innovation : science, technology and practice( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together a collection of empirical case studies featuring a wide spectrum of medical innovation. While there is no unique pathway to successful medical innovation, recurring and distinctive features can be observed across different areas of clinical practice. Drawing on a broad body of research on Innovation, Science and Technology, this book examines why medical practice develops so unevenly across and within areas of disease, and how this relates to the underlying conditions of innovation across areas of practice."--Publisher content
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The Oxford handbook of innovation
Alternative Names
Nelson, R. R. 1930-

Nelson, Richard

Nelson, Richard 1930-

Nelson, Richard R.

Nelson, Richard Robinson

Nelson, Richard Robinson 1930-

Richard Nelson economista statunitense

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Richard R. Nelson US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

Robinson Nelson, Richard 1930-

Нельсон, Ричард

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넬슨, 리처드

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Technology, institutions, and economic growthThe sources of economic growthSources of industrial leadership : studies of seven industriesNational innovation systems : a comparative analysisThe moon and the ghettoThe nature and dynamics of organizational capabilitiesTechnology, learning and innovation : experiences of newly industrializing economiesIntellectual property rights, development, and catch up : an international comparative study