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Dynamics of Industry Growth


  • Explores a comprehensive theory of innovations extending the Schumpeterian perspective

  • Develops a theory of stochastic birth and death processes for industry evolution

  • Investigates the theory of hypercompetition and dynamic efficiency and its role in dynamic industry growth


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jati Sengupta
    Pages 1-26
  3. Jati Sengupta
    Pages 27-66
  4. Jati Sengupta
    Pages 67-90
  5. Jati Sengupta
    Pages 91-109
  6. Jati Sengupta
    Pages 111-133
  7. Jati Sengupta
    Pages 135-151
  8. Jati Sengupta
    Pages 153-173
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 175-177

About this book


Economic growth of a country depends on its industries. The focus of modern growth theory is basically macroeconomics, although neoclassical models use competitive markets and the optimization behavior of households and firms in general equilibrium framework. The emphasis here is on industry growth, where the microfoundations of industry are analyzed in terms of economic efficiency. The various linkages which link firm growth with the industry growth are discerned here under various market structures both competitive and monopolistic. The role of information in facilitating market signals and allowing the adoption of new processes has been especially emphasized in this volume. Many issues of market failure and the suboptimality of competitive equilibria are due to incomplete and imperfect information structures and we need a comprehensive theory of information structures underlying the process of industry growth and its dynamics. This book will be of interest to economists studying economic and industry growth and innovation.


Economic efficiency Economic growth Human capital expansion Industry growth Innovations Technology diffusion

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.College of Letters & Science, Dept. EconomicsUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking


“This book deals with the dynamics of industry growth, from both a micro and a macro perspective. It is structured in seven chapters. … In summary, the text could be useful as a complementary reference for those interested in the growth of industry and innovation.” (Manuel A. Gómez, Mathematical Reviews, June, 2015)