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Introduction

  • Sangaralingam Ramesh
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Abstract

The purpose of this book is to evaluate the role of innovation in economics, the factors it depends on, and how it emerges over time, based on a historical analysis of several civilisations over a 10,000-year period starting with the emergence of humanity from its place of development and evolution in Africa. In this case, the analysis and evaluation begin with the emergence of Homo Sapiens from Africa, and extends to the Palaeolithic and to the Bronze Age. The earliest contemporary civilisations, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, and the Indus Valley civilisation of modern-day northern India are also discussed.

Keywords

Innovation Civilisations Homo Sapiens Modern day 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sangaralingam Ramesh
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  1. 1.Department for Continuing EducationUniversity of Oxford, Rewley HouseOxfordUK

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