Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/95081
Authors: 
Eliasson, Gunnar
Year of Publication: 
1986
Series/Report no.: 
IUI Working Paper 156
Abstract: 
Market competition is central to innovative activity, the diffusion process and macro-economic productivity growth. Productivity growth at all levels comes about through institutional reconfiguration in response to the ongoing market process. Stable and sustained long-term growth in output requires the continuous creation of new technological and commercial solutions to production and marketing problems and exits of outmoded institutions. What is needed, in short, is a continuous turnover of monopoly rents that preserves diversity of economic structure. This means, most importantly, that innovative activity or technical change at the micro market level cannot be treated as an exogenous force, independent of the market process. Hence, discussion of socially optimal choices of technology becomes irrelevant.
Subjects: 
Innovation
growth
institutional change
optimal choice
micro-to-macro model
JEL: 
L10
L20
O30
O40
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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