'The systemic approach proposed in the book for understanding processes and phenomena leading to technological change is particularly valuable in informing empirical studies on local clusters.' -Journal of Evolutionary Economics
'Very topical... Following the path traced in evolutionary thinking on technological change in the theoretical/descriptive part, the author provides a very rich framework for the study of localized technological change.' -Journal of Evolutionary EconomicsThis book explores the generation of technological knowledge and the introduction of technological change. Antonelli makes his mark in this new area of debate by arguing that increasing returns in the production of knowledge apply. By putting forward a general, interpretative framework, Antonelli enables understanding of the economic and institutional determinants of technological innovation.