Information, Appropriability, and the Generation of Innovative Knowledge Four Decades after Arrow and Nelson: An Introduction

Posted: 4 Apr 2008

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Giovanni Dosi

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa - Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM)

Franco Malerba

Bocconi University - Department of Management and Technology

Giovanni Battista Ramello

University of Piemonte Orientale - A. Avogadro - Department of Public Policy and Public Choice; International Centre for Economic Research (ICER)

Francesco Silva

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology & Social Sciences (CISEPS)

Date Written: December 2006

Abstract

This introduction sets in context the works that follow, which are meant to take stock of the theoretical advances and also historical changes since the seminal Arrow (1962) and Nelson (1959). First, we summarize some of the original Arrow-Nelson insights. Second, we map the subsequent developments shorthanded as the "Stanford-Yale-Sussex synthesis." A particularly controversial issue concerns the relationships between notional opportunities of innovation, private appropriability of return from innovating, and realized rates of innovation: hence, third, we briefly offer a framework for its discussion, in general and with reference to the private appropriation of scientific knowledge.

Suggested Citation

Dosi, Giovanni and Malerba, Franco and Ramello, Giovanni Battista and Silva, Francesco, Information, Appropriability, and the Generation of Innovative Knowledge Four Decades after Arrow and Nelson: An Introduction (December 2006). Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 15, Issue 6, pp. 891-901, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1116432 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtl028

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Franco Malerba

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Giovanni Battista Ramello

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Francesco Silva

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Milano, 20126
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