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Innovation–diffusion, the economy and contemporary challenges: a comment
[Catching up, forging ahead, and falling behind]

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  • Jan Fagerberg
  • Bart Verspagen

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According to Christopher Freeman technological revolutions play a key role in capitalist development. In this article, we ask to what extent more recent developments are consistent with the perspective advanced by Freeman. We focus on two issues in particular, the climate challenge and what has been dubbed “A Fourth Industrial Revolution†that is, advances in artificial intelligence and the proliferation of the internet of things.

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  • Jan Fagerberg & Bart Verspagen, 2020. "Innovation–diffusion, the economy and contemporary challenges: a comment [Catching up, forging ahead, and falling behind]," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 29(4), pages 1067-1073.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:indcch:v:29:y:2020:i:4:p:1067-1073.
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    1. Mario Benassi & Elena Grinza & Francesco Rentocchini & Laura Rondi, 2022. "Patenting in 4IR technologies and firm performance [Robots and jobs: evidence from US labor markets]," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 31(1), pages 112-136.
    2. Hervas-Oliver, Jose-Luis & Parrilli, Mario Davide & Sempere-Ripoll, Francisca, 2021. "SME modes of innovation in European catching-up countries: The impact of STI and DUI drivers on technological innovation," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 173(C).

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    JEL classification:

    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • O44 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Environment and Growth
    • O43 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Institutions and Growth

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