A critical realist interpretation of evolutionary growth theorising
AbstractThe paper discusses a critical realist interpretation of evolutionary growth theorising by focusing on some of its basic characteristics. The evolutionary ontology is complex, differentiated, structured, systemic, open, ever-changing and radically uncertain. Its methodology tends to be increasingly based on 'appreciative' theorising, retroductive explanations and interdisciplinary analysis. After discussing these features, the paper suggests that critical realism may indeed constitute an important philosophical and methodological foundation for the future development of evolutionary theories of economic growth. Copyright 2006, Oxford University Press.
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Volume (Year): 30 (2006)
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- Castellacci, Fulvio, 2005. "A critical realist interpretation of evolutionary growth theorising," MPRA Paper 27603, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Institutional; Evolutionary
- O30 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
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