A Historical Analysis of theoretical evolutions of economics of technology and innovation



This monograph discusses the trend of evolution of studies that are being called science, technology and innovation policy studies since Second World War. Tracking this trend shows that the main contribution was from economics of technical change, then scholars of management and sociology; while philosophy had a minor impact in development of such an interdisciplinary field. It also provides a preliminary explanation of the origin of different concepts which are being used in the academic world.