Sectoral Patterns of Technical Change : Towards a Taxonomy and a Theory : Research Policy

  title={Sectoral Patterns of Technical Change : Towards a Taxonomy and a Theory : Research Policy},
  author={Keith Pavitt},
  • K. Pavitt
  • Published 1984
  • Political Science, Economics
Previous representations of the processes of technical change found in economics are deficient because they make the production of technology and innovations exogenous and they do not reflect the considerable variety of the sources. It is vital to systematically build a body of knowledge - based on both data and theories-that includes the production of technology and reflects sectoral diversity. Using data collected by Townsend et al. regarding the characteristics of 2000 significant British… Expand

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