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Caminhos do pensamento neo-schumpeteriano: para além das analogias biológicas [Recent directions of neo-Schumpeterian analysis: beyond biological analogy]


  • Rosana Icassatti Corazza

    () (Facamp)

  • Paulo Sérgio Fracalanza

    () (Unicamp)


This paper aims at contributing to the discussion of the theoretical construction of the neo-Schumpeterian approach to technical and economic change. First, the fundamentals of this approach, based on analogies to evolutionary concepts of the biological sciences, are presented. Second, we show how neo-Schumpeterian thinking in recent literature has evolved beyond such analogies by integrating the concept of self-organization as the explanatory factor of the dynamic and evolving character of economic systems. Finally, some implications of the new perspective for the new-Schumpeterian research agenda are identified.

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  • Rosana Icassatti Corazza & Paulo Sérgio Fracalanza, 2004. "Caminhos do pensamento neo-schumpeteriano: para além das analogias biológicas [Recent directions of neo-Schumpeterian analysis: beyond biological analogy]," Nova Economia, Economics Department, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil), vol. 14(2), pages 127-155, May-Augus.
  • Handle: RePEc:nov:artigo:v:14:y:2004:i:2:p:127-155

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    neo-Schumpeterian analysis; evolutionist approach; biological analogies; self-organization;

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    • B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary


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