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The Resource How innovation works, Matt Ridley

How innovation works, Matt Ridley

Label
How innovation works
Title
How innovation works
Statement of responsibility
Matt Ridley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The products of innovation are all around us, from light bulbs and nuclear energy to antibiotics, artificial intelligence and even wheelie suitcases. In the 1950s, the economist Robert Solow calculated that 87% of economic growth came not from applying more capital or more labour, but from innovation making people more productive. It's probably even higher today -- new materials, new machines and new ideas to cut costs and enable people to spend less time fulfilling more of their needs: that's what growth means. But innovation is still a remarkably mysterious process. It's more than just the invention of a new gadget: it requires lots of hard work making something affordable and useful. Innovation is an evolutionary activity that happens in the cloud of shared experiences; it relies on recombination or exchange; it is incremental; it feeds upon itself. And innovation is the great equaliser: today some of the poorest African communities have mobile phones that work as well as Tim Cook's. Innovation is why the number of people living in extreme poverty is declining rapidly and it is the reason the number will continue to decline
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Ridley, Matt
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Diffusion of innovations
  • Technological innovations
Target audience
adult
Label
How innovation works, Matt Ridley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251471178
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
422 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008334819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
How innovation works, Matt Ridley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251471178
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
422 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008334819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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