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Landau, Ralph

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Works: 44 works in 174 publications in 4 languages and 7,772 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HC79.T4, 338.06
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Most widely held works by Ralph Landau
The Positive sum strategy : harnessing technology for economic growth by Ralph Landau( Book )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 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)
Tax reform and the cost of capital : an international comparison by Dale W Jorgenson( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and Italian and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of a set of lectures inaugurated by the University of Uppsala and given every two years in honour of the Swedish economist Erik Lindahl. The lectures in this volume survey the new theoretical links between monetary theory and public finance
Technology and the wealth of nations( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 545 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
Technology and capital formation( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 396 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
Technology and economic policy by Ralph Landau( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mosaic of economic growth( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halcon International, inc. : an entrepreneurial chemical company by Ralph Landau( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemical plant from process selection to commercial operation by Ralph Landau( Book )

11 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pharmaceutical innovation : revolutionizing human health( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncaging animal spirits : essays on engineering, entrepreneurship, and economics by Ralph Landau( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology & economics : papers commemorating Ralph Landau's service to the National Academy of Engineering by National Academy of Engineering( Book )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Engineers need economists' insights about the marketplace to understand how economic forces shape the environment for technological innovation. Just as important, economists must come to understand the power and process of technological change in industry. Technology and Economics defines the common ground for this ongoing dialogue between engineers and economists. This book presents the views of some of the leading U.S. economists and technologists who have worked to deepen understanding of the interactions between technology and economics. It explores topics relating to economic growth and productivity, the relation of technical progress to capital formation, investing in productivity growth, the relationship between technology and the cost of capital, future challenges to agricultural research, and innovation in the chemical processing industries. Industrialists and technologists, as well as economists, will find this book useful as an overview to issues of common concern."--Website description
Technology, economics, and politics : observations of an entrepreneur by Ralph Landau( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hua xue gong chang by Lan dao( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in Chinese and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La planta química : desde la selección del proceso hasta la operación comercial by Ralph Landau( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chemical plant. From process selection to commercial operation. Editor: Ralph Landau ... Assistant editor: Alvin S. Cohan. [By various authors.] by Ralph Landau( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economía de la innovación : las visiones de Ralph Landau y Christopher Freeman by Ralph Landau( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaction calorimetry( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamics of comparative advantage in the chemical industry by Ashish Arora( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merger control review by Ralph Landau( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Positive sum strategy : harnessing technology for economic growth
Alternative Names
Ralph Landau Amerikaans scheikundige (1916-2004)

Ralph Landau Chemical engineer and entrepreneur, economist

Ralph Landau US-amerikanischer Chemieingenieur und Unternehmer

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Tax reform and the cost of capital : an international comparisonChemicals and long-term economic growth : insights from the chemical industryThe mosaic of economic growthPharmaceutical innovation : revolutionizing human healthUncaging animal spirits : essays on engineering, entrepreneurship, and economicsTechnology & economics : papers commemorating Ralph Landau's service to the National Academy of Engineering