Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages
PREFACE by Chris Freeman (9.90kb)
INTRODUCTION: AN INTERPRETATION (15kb)
PART ONE:TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTIONS AND SUCCESSIVE GREAT SURGES OF DEVELOPMENT
2. Technological Revolutions and Techno-Economic Paradigms4. The Propagation of Paradigms: Times of Installation, Times of Deployment5. The Four Basic Phases of Each Surge of Development
PART TWO:TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTIONS AND THE CHANGING BEHAVIOR OF FINANCIAL CAPITAL
8. Maturity: Financial Capital Planting the Seeds of Turbulence at the End of the Previous Surge9. Irruption: The Love Affair of Financial Capital with the Technological Revolution10. Frenzy: Self-Sufficient Financial Capital Governing the Casino11. The Turning Point: Rethinking, Regulation and Changeover12. Synergy: Supporting the Expansion of the Paradigm across the Productive Structure
PART THREE: THE RECURRING SEQUENCE, ITS CAUSES AND IMPLICATIONS
14. The Sequence and its driving forces
EPILOGUE: THE WORLD AT THE TURNING POINT (June 2002) (20.5kb)
'...the book fills an important gap in the literature on business cycles and innovations. I most strongly commend it to all those attempting to understand the past and future evolution of technology and the economy.'
Christopher Freeman, Emeritus Professor, SPRU,
University of Sussex, UK
'...Carlota Perez shows us that historically technological revolutions arrive with remarkable regularity, and that economies react to them in predictable phases. Her argument provides much needed perspective not just on history, but on our own times. And especially on our own information revolution.'
W. Brian Arthur, Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico