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Modelli history-friendly dell'evoluzione delle industrie: il caso dell'industria del computer
Author/s: Franco Malerba, Luigi Orsenigo 
Year:  2001 Issue: 111 Language: Italian 
Pages:  31 FullText PDF:  265 KB

In this paper, we review and discuss the main features of a new generation of evolutionary models: "history-friendly" models. They aim to capture, in a stylized form, qualitative and "appreciative" theories about the mechanisms and factors affecting industry evolution, technological advance and institutional change. In particular, "history-friendly" models are meant to build a bridge between highly abstract formal models and more appreciative, empirically driven theorizing. In this paper, we discuss a model of the computer industry which is able to replicate some main stylized facts of the evolution of this sector. On these grounds, we discuss theory-driven counterfactuals, alternative diversification strategies and the effect of antitrust policies.

Franco Malerba, Luigi Orsenigo, in "ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE " 111/2001, pp. , DOI:


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