The Contribution of Technology to Added Value

  • António S.C Fernandes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 85-104

About this book


There is a wide consensus that introduction of technology to the production process contributes to an overall economic value, however, confusion between technology, knowledge and capital often makes value calculations ambiguous and non-objective. The Contribution of Technology to Added Value addresses not only this issue of definition but also provides a production model to assess the value contribution of technology within the production process.

A clarification  of fundamental semantics  provides a significant taxonomy for technology dependence, and allows understanding and modeling of how knowledge, technology and capital individually contribute to production and to value adding. A new technology dependence taxonomy is proposed and assessed following chapters explaining growth models, the KTC model and technology index values.

Balancing theoretical knowledge with real-world data and applications The Contribution of Technology to Added Value clarifies the issue of value adding for a range of different viewpoints and purposes; from academic to industry and service across engineering, economics and management.  


Technology Dependence Technology Index Technology Valuation Technology, Knowledge and Capital Value Added

Authors and affiliations

  • António S.C Fernandes
    • 1
  1. 1., Taguspark University of LisbonInstituto Superior TécnicoPorto SalvoPortugal

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5000-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5001-5
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