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Economic Complexity and Evolution

Economic Complexity and Evolution
10 Jahrgänge | 2013 - 2021


Research on the dynamics and evolution of economies and their subsystems has increasingly attracted attention during the past three decades. Micro-level activities related to innovation, imitation, adoption and adaptation are sources of often important impulses for abrupt as well as continuous, local as well as generic, systemic as well as modular changes in mesoeconomic and macroeconomic structures. These changes driven by selection and co-evolution, by path-dependencies and lock-ins as well as by transitions and jumps in turn feedback to the system’s microeconomic units. Out of this a highly interconnected system of interaction between agents, subsystems and levels of aggregation emerges and confronts researchers with the challenges to grasp, reduce and understand the complexity and her dynamics involved. The series “Economic Complexity and Evolution” addresses this wide field of economic and social phenomena and attempts to publish work which comprehensively discusses special topics therein allowing for a broad spectrum of different methodological viewpoints and approaches.
All titles in this series are peer-reviewed.
This book series is indexed in Scopus.

Alle Bücher der Reihe Economic Complexity and Evolution

2021 | Buch

Memetics and Evolutionary Economics

To Boldly Go Where no Meme has Gone Before

This book explores the question of whether and how meme theory or “memetics” can be fruitfully utilized in evolutionary economics and proposes an approach known as “economemetics” which is a combination of meme theory and complexity theory that …

2019 | Buch

Demand, Complexity, and Long-Run Economic Evolution

The purpose of this contributed volume is to consider how global consumption patterns will develop in the next few decades, and what the consequences of that development will be for the economy, policymakers, and society at large. In the long run …

2017 | Buch

Innovation Networks for Regional Development

Concepts, Case Studies, and Agent-Based Models

This book brings together original research on the role of networks in regional economic development and innovation. It presents a comprehensive framework synthesizing extant theories, a palette of real-world cases in the aerospace, automotive …

2017 | Buch

Knowledge-Driven Developments in the Bioeconomy

Technological and Economic Perspectives

This book is at the cutting edge of the ongoing research in bioeconomy and encompasses both technological and economic strategies to master the transformation towards a knowledge- and bio-based production system. The volume combines different …

2017 | Buch

Foundations of Economic Change

A Schumpeterian View on Behaviour, Interaction and Aggregate Outcomes

The book illustrates the considerable advances in modern evolutionary economics and addresses core questions of economic behaviour, interaction of heterogeneous actors in uncertain environments and the possibility of aggregating observations on a …

2017 | Buch

The Entrepreneur in Rule-Based Economics

Theory, Empirical Practice, and Policy Design

This volume brings together three areas of interest: the rule-based approach, the entrepreneur, and Japan as an empirical application. It highlights the advantages of the rule-based approach for economic analysis by linking different …

2015 | Buch

Innovation Networks in the German Laser Industry

Evolutionary Change, Strategic Positioning, and Firm Innovativeness

Technological innovation is fundamental to firm performance and economic prosperity. The aim of this book is to contribute to an in-depth understanding of collective innovation processes by analyzing publicly funded R&D cooperation and innovat

2015 | Buch

The Evolution of Economic and Innovation Systems

This book is at the cutting edge of the ongoing ‘neo-Schumpeterian’ research program that investigates how economic growth and its fluctuation can be understood as the outcome of a historical process of economic evolution. Much of modern evolutionary

2013 | Buch

The Two Sides of Innovation

Creation and Destruction in the Evolution of Capitalist Economies

​This volume is devoted to innovation with a special focus on its two sides, namely creation and destruction, and on its role in the evolution of capitalist economies. The first part of the book looks at innovation and its effects on economic perform

2013 | Buch

Long Term Economic Development

Demand, Finance, Organization, Policy and Innovation in a Schumpeterian Perspective

The book gives an overview of important research topics recently addressed in evolutionary Neo-Schumpeterian Economics. The list of research questions and applications of Neo-Schumpeterian reasoning impressively demonstrates the rich possibilities ra