Essays in Honor of Edwin Mansfield

The Economics of R&D, Innovation, and Technological Change

  • Albert N. Link
  • F. M. Scherer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. F. M. Scherer
      Pages 1-7
  3. Innovation, Technology, and Economic Growth

  4. Research and Development and Innovation

  5. Patenting and the Diffusion of Knowledge

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 307-312

About this book


Edwin Mansfield was a research pioneer into the economics of R and D and technological change. As appreciation and remembrance for his scholarly contributions, eminent scholars have contributed original papers for this edited volume. The authors have followed the "Mansfieldian” approach of emphasizing economic insight and intuition over mathematical rigor and as a result are very accessable. Essays in Honor of Edwin Mansfield has the potential to serve as a reader in all advanced undergraduate and graduate classes/seminars in the economics of R and D and technological change. This edited volume will be the definitive work in the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Albert N. Link
    • 1
  • F. M. Scherer
    • 2
  1. 1.Bryan School of Business and EconomicsUniversity of North Carolina at GreensboroUSA
  2. 2.Kennedy School of GovernmentHarvard UniversityEmeritusUSA

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