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Rosenberg, Nathan 1927-2015

Works: 169 works in 682 publications in 7 languages and 20,808 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Arranger, Compiler, Translator, Redactor, Creator
Classifications: HC110.T4, 338.06
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Most widely held works about Nathan Rosenberg
Most widely held works by Nathan Rosenberg
How the West grew rich : the economic transformation of the industrial world by Nathan Rosenberg( Book )

40 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside the black box : technology and economics by Nathan Rosenberg( Book )

53 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economists have long treated technological phenomena as events transpiring inside a black box and, on the whole, have adhered rather strictly to a self-imposed ordinance not to inquire too seriously into what transpires inside that box. The purpose of Professor Rosenberg's work is to break open and examine the contents of the black box. In so doing, a number of important economic problems be powerfully illuminated. The author clearly shows how specific features of individual technologies have shaped a number of variables of great concern to economists: the rate of productivity improvement, the nature of learning processes underlying technological change itself, the speed of technology transfer, and the effectiveness of government policies that are intended to influence technologies in particular ways. The separate chapters of this book reflect a primary concern with some of the distinctive aspects of industrial technologies in the twentieth century, such as the increasing reliance upon science, but also the considerable subtlety and complexity of the dialectic between science and technology. Other concerns include the rapid growth in the development of costs associated with new technologies as well as the difficulty of predicting the eventual performance characteristics of newly emerging technologies
Perspectives on technology by Nathan Rosenberg( Book )

38 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on Technology consists of papers written by Nathan Rosenberg over a ten-year period, from the early 1960s to the early 1970s. Their origin was in Professor Rosenberg's interest in long-term economic growth processes and, especially, in the behaviour of industrializing societies. The form and direction which this book has taken reflect two basic influences: (1) a growing awareness of the centrality of technological phenomena in generating economic growth, and (2) a growing sense that, in spite of the basic and genuine insights into technological phenomena provided by the neo-classical economics, a deeper and richer understanding of the phenomena can only be achieved by a willingness to step outside the limited intellectual boundaries of this mode of reasoning
Paths of innovation : technological change in 20th century America by David C Mowery( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors focus on three areas of innovation that have dominated American technology in this century: the internal combustion engine, electricity/electronics, and chemistry. These three clusters of innovation are also highly research-intensive, allowing Mowery and Rosenberg to explore the importance of both "science" and technological innovation and improvement in realizing the economic consequences of technological advances. The cases of chemicals and the internal combustion engine also offer a lesson in the influence of geography and available resources on technological development." "Throughout their book, Mowery and Rosenberg demonstrate that the simultaneous emergence of new engineering and applied science disciplines in the universities in tandem with growth in the R & D industry and scientific research has been a primary factor in the rapid rate of technological change."--Jacket
Technology and American economic growth by Nathan Rosenberg( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and Chinese and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology and the pursuit of economic growth by David C Mowery( Book )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology's contribution to economic growth and competitiveness has been the subject of vigorous debate in recent years. This book demonstrates the importance of a historical perspective in understanding the role of technological innovation in the economy. The authors examine key episodes and institutions in the development of the U.S. research system and in the development of the research systems of other industrial economies. They argue that the large potential contributions of economics to the understanding of technology and economic growth have been constrained by the narrow theoretical framework employed within neoclassical economies. A richer framework, they believe, will support a more fruitful dialogue among economists, policymakers, and managers on the organization of public and private institutions for innovation. David Mowery is Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy at the School of Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley. Nathan S. Rosenberg is Fairleigh Dickinson Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He is the author of Inside the Black Box: Technology and Economics (CUP, 1983)
The Positive sum strategy : harnessing technology for economic growth by Ralph Landau( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology may be thought of as an extroverted activity involving a search for workable solutions to problems. The output of technology tends to take the form of a tangible product or service. Science, by contrast, is generally introverted, studying problems that are usually generated internally. As technology has become increasingly sophisticated, it has become increasingly dependent on the findings and processes of science. Markets are the basic institutional framework within which new technologies are evaluated. Long-term economic growth relies on the performance of new technologies within this framework. This volume presents chapters by engineers and economists in the hope that the exchange between these groups would lead to a better understanding of the conditions under which technological innovation can be made to function more effectively in the generation of economic growth. The 41 essays included here are organized under the following topics: (1) "Technology and the Dynamics of Economic Growth"; (2) "Policy, Law, Science, and Education: The Framework of Technological Change"; (3) "The Economics of Innovation"; (4) "The Organization of Technological Advance: Entrepreneurship and the Management of Innovation"; (5) "Financing Innovation"; and (6) "Technology and International Economic Competition." The roles of universities, industries, and governmental agencies are considered. (Cw)
Exploring the black box : technology, economics, and history by Nathan Rosenberg( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Rosenberg pays particular attention to the nature of the research process out of which new technologies have emerged. A central theme of the book is the idea that technological changes are often "path dependent" in the sense that their form and direction tend to be influenced strongly by the particular sequence of earlier events out of which a new technology has emerged. As a result, attempting to theorize about technologies without taking these factors into account is likely to fail to capture their most essential features. The book advances our understanding of technological change by explicitly recognizing its essential diversity and path-dependent nature. Individual chapters explore the particular features of new technologies in different historical and sectoral contexts
Technology and the wealth of nations( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most discussions of U.S. economic competitiveness focus on the creation of new technologies, but the abundant evidence presented in this timely book indicates that the key factor underpinning U.S. competitiveness is not the development of technology itself, but the factors that influence the commercialization of technology. The importance of effective management and performance in the commercialization of new technologies reflects today's changing environment. The post-war decades of undisputed U.S. scientific and technological hegemony have been replaced by a period in which U.S. firms are challenged by foreign competitors in some fields, and struggling to regain their former positions in others. Although the U.S. scientific research establishment arguably has lost little if any of its post-war preeminence, the same cannot be said with respect to the performance of U.S. firms as developers, adapters, and managers of new technologies, largely because government policies have not been conducive to successful commercialization of technology. As we enter the last decade of the twentieth century, economic policy and performance are being linked more and more closely to technology-related issues. Technology commercialization is now recognized as critical to this linkage, and this book constitutes a state-of-the-art analysis of this vital but often overlooked aspect of technological innovation. The sixteen papers in this volume contribute to three important tasks. First, they draw on new developments in theoretical and empirical analysis to integrate the macro-and microeconomic dimensions of technological innovation and commercialization. Second, they extend and enrich the macroeconomic analysis of growth, capital formation, and international economic interactions to highlight the influences of macroeconomic variables on technology commercialization. Technology and capital investment are shown to be complementary inputs to the growth process, which means that favorable investment conditions are prerequisites for higher growth rates. Third, they also extend and enrich the microeconomic analysis of technological innovation and commercialization, in the process providing guidance for managers seeking to improve performance in both of the areas
The American system of manufactures: the report of the Committee on the Machinery of the United States 1855, and the special reports of George Wallis and Joseph Whitworth 1854 by Nathan Rosenberg( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of technological change: selected readings by Nathan Rosenberg( Book )

18 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemicals and long-term economic growth : insights from the chemical industry by Ashish Arora( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text addresses economic and management lessons to be learned from the chemical industry and emphasizes the importance of the chemical industry to the development of any industrial nation. It examines: the role of science, technology and industry organization in fostering innovation and profit; explores the role of macroeconomics policies, legal and financial institutions, and corporate finance in affecting the behaviour of firms; and details the responses of the chemical industry to various historical and geographical changes
The Britannia Bridge : the generation and diffusion of technological knowledge by Nathan Rosenberg( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International technology transfer : concepts, measures, and comparisons( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schumpeter and the endogeneity of technology : some American perspectives by Nathan Rosenberg( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores Schumpeter's views as an economist who was, long ago, committed to the notion of the endogeneity of technology. His mature writings offer illuminating historical analyses of how and why some social systems have managed to generate innovation. This element of his vision deserves far more attention than it has so far received, and this book redresses the balance. Moreover, bringing us up-to-date, Nathan Rosenberg explores the ways in which the concept of endogeneity illuminates recent American economic history."--Jacket
Handbook of the economics of innovation( Book )

33 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economists examine the genesis of technological change and the ways we commercialize and diffuse it. The economics of property rights and patents, in addition to industry applications, are also surveyed through literature reviews and predictions about fruitful research directions
The emergence of economic ideas : essays in the history of economics by Nathan Rosenberg( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sources of medical technology : universities and industry by Annetine Gelijns( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic planning in the British building industry, 1945-49 by Nathan Rosenberg( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies on science and the innovation process : selected works by Nathan Rosenberg( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and technology have become increasingly intertwined in the twentieth century. However, little attention has been paid to the forces that have brought about this condition. Indeed, many scholars have taken it simply for granted that causality always runs from science to technology. In this groundbreaking book, Rosenberg's research suggests that history and extensive empirical evidence lead to a reality that is far more complex as well as far more interesting. Here, Rosenberg's papers explore a wide range of pertinent issues, especially those connected with the innovative process, includ
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How the West grew rich : the economic transformation of the industrial world
Alternative Names
Nathan Rosenberg Amerikaans econoom (1927-2015)

Nathan Rosenberg amerikansk ekonom

Nathan Rosenberg amerikansk økonom

Nathan Rosenberg US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und -historiker

Rojenbŏgŭ, Neisŏn 1927-

Rojenbŏgŭ, Neisŏn, 1927-2015

Rosenberg, N. 1927-

Rosenberg, Nathan

ناتان روزنبرگ اقتصاددان آمریکایی

ناثان روزنبرج، 1927-

Inside the black box : technology and economicsPerspectives on technologyPaths of innovation : technological change in 20th century AmericaTechnology and the pursuit of economic growthThe Positive sum strategy : harnessing technology for economic growthExploring the black box : technology, economics, and historyChemicals and long-term economic growth : insights from the chemical industryInternational technology transfer : concepts, measures, and comparisons