Technological Paradigms: Past, Present and Future

Posted: 30 Jun 2008

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Nick von Tunzelmann

University of Sussex - Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU)

Franco Malerba

Bocconi University - Department of Management and Technology

Paul Nightingale

University of Sussex - Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU)

Stan Tan Metcalfe

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June 2008

Abstract

The special issue is introduced and contextualised. Technological paradigms emerged as science push models of innovation were being displaced by demand pull models that justified a more international, market-focussed political economy. Technological paradigms help explain the strengths and weaknesses of both models and why the governance choice is not between either markets or governments, but an appropriate mixture of both. While technological paradigms have successfully shifted policy and management attention to building stocks of knowledge, they still have substantial underexploited analytical potential.

Suggested Citation

von Tunzelmann, Nick and Malerba, Franco and Nightingale, Paul and Metcalfe, Stan Tan, Technological Paradigms: Past, Present and Future (June 2008). Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 467-484, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1153274 or http://dx.doi.org/dtn012

Nick Von Tunzelmann

University of Sussex - Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU) ( email )

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Franco Malerba

Bocconi University - Department of Management and Technology ( email )

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Milan, MI 20136
Italy

Paul Nightingale

University of Sussex - Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU) ( email )

Mantell Building
Falmer
Brighton BN1 9RF, East Sussex
United Kingdom

Stan Tan Metcalfe

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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