The importance of techonlogy and the permanence of strucutre in industrial growth


Industrial structure and technical change have long been a traditional field of research at the Institute. Professor Nadiri's visit to the Institute during the summer of 1977 afforded us an opportunity to arrange this small international seminar and to pool ongoing IUI research around this theme. The seminar also offered an excellent way of reviewing the results obtained so far and to contrast them with outside research. We found this particularly important in order to get an early and firm grasp of what we know about the importance of technical change in the Swedish growth process for the current joint research venture on the technical competence of Swedish industry with the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. The sample of research activities reported on at the seminar from IUI staff and outside researchers combines theoretical and empirical analysis. The coverage of methods applied to a common theme was very broad, and the experience gained has been useful for the direction of efforts in the ongoing joint technology project.

The Institute wants to thank all outside participants for their contributions, and in particular Professor Nadiri, New York University, who is a coeditor of this conference volume.

Stockholm, August 1978
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