The microeconomics of product innovation

Maurizio Luigi Baussola, Eleonora Bartoloni, Paul Stoneman

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Economics has not given sufficient attention to the microeconomic analysis of innovation and technological change. Counteracting this imbalance, The Microeconomics of Product Innovation considers how the use of economic analysis can guide and inform the search for insight in the generation and adoption of new products synonymously labelled product innovation.Written in an accessible tone and restricting its analysis to the use of microeconomics, this book encompasses the definition of product innovation. It explores means of measurement and revealed patterns of the extent of product innovation; the economic analysis of the forces driving the demand for, the supply of, and incentives to generate new products; empirical evidence upon the determinants of the extent of product innovation; the diffusion of product innovations; product innovation and firm performance; price measurement under product innovation; product innovation and welfare; and public policy and product innovation.Fills an important gap in innovation literature Approachable, with minimal mathematical content Broadly covers the microeconomics of product innovation in a depth that will satisfy readers from a range of levels and backgrounds
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)9780198816676
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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