Technology and Institutions in neo-Schumpeterian and Original Institutional Thinking

Title:
Technology and Institutions in neo-Schumpeterian and Original Institutional Thinking
Abstract:
The aim of this inquiry is to deepen our understanding of the interactions between knowledge, technologies and institutions in socio-economic process by considering the affinities and divergences of Original Institutional Economics (OIE) and neo-Schumpeterian economics (NSE). Both strands of evolutionary economic thought recognize the importance of knowledge for human progress and the role of institutions in molding this process. OIE and NSE share a common perspective in what concerns (i) the role of knowledge for socio-economic change, (ii) the behavioral dimension of technology molded by institutions, and (iii) the role of purposeful evaluation in processes of institutional and technological change. Considering these commonalities, both strands of thinking could benefit from "joining forces". Firstly, the conceptualization of how knowledge and technologies drive human progress from a neo-Schumpeterian perspective could very much benefit from the consideration of the value system and the power structure sustaining it as put forward by OIE. Values and power appear as key determinants channeling (or retaining) knowledge towards human progress. Moreover, the role of the value system as suggested by OIE could be operationalized and further developed to explain paths of socio-economic development drawing on the conceptualization of "selection mechanisms" as put forward by neo-Schumpeterian models.
Year:
2019
Publication type:
Journal article
Journal:
Wissenschaftliche Beiträge
ISSN:
0949-8214
Volume:
23
Pages:
95-101
Language:
English
Document status:
Open access
PubListerURL:
https://publister.bib.th-wildau.de/publister/public/publication/2691
Dominguez Lacasa, I. (2019). Technology and Institutions in neo-Schumpeterian and Original Institutional Thinking Wissenschaftliche Beiträge. 23, 95-101.
@article{2691,
    author           = {Dominguez Lacasa, Iciar},
    title            = {Technology and Institutions in neo-Schumpeterian and Original Institutional Thinking},
    journal          = {Wissenschaftliche Beiträge},
    year             = {2019},
    volume           = {23},
    pages            = {95-101},
    publisher        = {Technische Hochschule Wildau},
    doi              = {10.15771/0949-8214_2019_13},
    url              = {http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:kobv:526-opus4-11993},
}


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