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The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity: Economic and Social Factors

Universities-National Bureau Committee for Economic Research, Committee on Economic Growth of the Social Science Research Council

Published in 1962 by Princeton University Press

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646 pages
ISBN: 0-87014-304-2

Table of Contents

Front matter: Universities-National Bureau Committee for Economic Research, Committee on Economic Growth of the Social Science Research Council (p. -12 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Richard Nelson (p. 1 - 16) (bibliographic info) (download)
Part 1: Problems of Definition and Measurement: (p. 17 - 18) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Inventive Activity: Problems of Definition and Measurement: Simon Kuznets (p. 19 - 52) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Some Difficulties in Measuring Inventive Activity: Barkev S. Sanders (p. 53 - 90) (bibliographic info) (download)
Part 2: Theory and Macro-Quantitative Analysis: (p. 91 - 92) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. The Economics of Research and Development: Jora R. Minasian (p. 93 - 142) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. The Supply of Inventors and Inventions: Fritz Machlup (p. 143 - 170) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Does the Market Direct the Relative Factor-Saving Effects of Technological Progress?: William Fellner (p. 171 - 194) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Changes in Industry and in the State of Knowledge as Determinants of Industrial Invention: Jacob Schmookler (p. 195 - 232) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. The Changing Direction of Research and Development Employment Among Firms: James S. Worley (p. 233 - 252) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. Locational Differences in Inventive Effort and Their Determinants: Wilbur R. Thompson (p. 253 - 272) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. The Future of Industrial Research and Development: Yale Brozen (p. 273 - 276) (bibliographic info) (download)
Part 3: Case Studies: (p. 277 - 278) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. Inventions in the Postwar American Aluminum Industry: Merton Peck (p. 279 - 298) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. Invention and Innovation in the Petroleum Refining Industry: John L. Enos (p. 299 - 322) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. The Origins of the Basic Inventions Underlying Du Pont's Major Product and Process Innovations, 1920 to 1950: Willard F. Mueller (p. 323 - 358) (bibliographic info) (download)
Part 4: Nonmarket Factors: (p. 359 - 360) (bibliographic info) (download)
13. Intellect and Motive in Scientific Inventors: Implications for Supply: Donald W. MacKinnon (p. 361 - 384) (bibliographic info) (download)
14. Organization and Research and Development Decision Making Within the Decentralized Firm: Albert H. Rubenstein (p. 385 - 394) (bibliographic info) (download)
15. Organization and Research and Development Decision Making Within a Government Department: Paul W. Cherington, Merton Peck, Frederic Scherer (p. 395 - 408) (bibliographic info) (download)
16. Some Society-Wide Research and Development Institutions: Robert Merrill (p. 409 - 440) (bibliographic info) (download)
17. Scientific Discovery and the Rate of Invention : Irving Siegel (p. 441 - 458) (bibliographic info) (download)
Part 5: Efficiency in Research and Development: (p. 459 - 460) (bibliographic info) (download)
18. Predictability of the Costs, Time, and Success of Development: A W. Marshall, W H. Meckling (p. 461 - 476) (bibliographic info) (download)
19. The Decision Making Problem in Development: Burton Klein (p. 477 - 508) (bibliographic info) (download)
20. Strategy and Organization in a System Development Project: Thomas A. Marschak (p. 509 - 548) (bibliographic info) (download)
21. The Link Between Science and Invention: The Case of the Transistor: Richard Nelson (p. 549 - 584) (bibliographic info) (download)
Part 6: Welfare Economics and Inventive Activity: (p. 585 - 586) (bibliographic info) (download)
22. Inventive Activity: Government Controls and the Legal Environment: Jesse W. Markham (p. 587 - 608) (bibliographic info) (download)
23. Economic Welfare and the Allocation of Resources for Invention: Kenneth Arrow (p. 609 - 626) (bibliographic info) (download)
 
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