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Innovation, Resources and Economic Growth

  • Alberto Quadrio Curzio
  • Marco Fortis
  • Roberto Zoboli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alberto Quadrio Curzio, Marco Fortis, Roberto Zoboli
      Pages 3-35
  3. Technological Creativity and Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
  4. Innovation at Work in an Historical-Economic Perspective: Energy and Industrial Materials

  5. Scientific Revolutions and Strategies of Economic Supremacy: Advanced Materials and Biotechnologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Patrick Cohendet, Marc-Jacques Ledoux
      Pages 103-126
  6. Economic Growth and Agro-Food Policies in Key Problem Regions: Former USSR and LDCs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Maurice Schiff, Alberto Valdés
      Pages 169-195
  7. Economic Growth and Natural Resources at Risk: Climate Change, Forest and Water

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Igor A. Shiklomanov
      Pages 251-275
  8. Conclusion: Innovation and Resources in a Global Policy Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277

About this book


The analysis of the interactions between natural resource scarcity, technological innovation and the dynamics of eco- nomic systems has a long-standing tradition in economics. During the 1980s and the early 1990s, a new phase of these interactions initiated under the effects of technological revolution and the problem of the environment. The general concept behind this book is that the issue of natural resou- cesand the environment in relation to economic growth can- not be addressed without due consideration for the effects of technological innovation on thedynamics of economic sy- stems. Technological innovation alone, however, is not a sufficient condition for the sustainability of economic growth. Policies may have a role in solving the internatio- nal distribution problems generated by the non-converging development path of developed and developing countries. In particular, the new international order shaped by the events of the 1980s, made it possible for world management to ad- dress the problems of poverty and the environment.


Economic Growth Resources environment growth innovation science and technology sustainability technological innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Quadrio Curzio
    • 1
  • Marco Fortis
    • 2
  • Roberto Zoboli
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Political SciencesUniversità CattolicaMilanItaly
  2. 2.Faculty of Political Sciences CRANEC-Center of Economic Analysis and International EconomyUniversità CattolicaMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Innovation, Resources and Economic Growth
  • Editors Alberto Quadrio Curzio
    Marco Fortis
    Roberto Zoboli
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-57737-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-78857-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-78855-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 300
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics R & D/Technology Policy
    Environmental Economics
    International Economics
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