Exploring The Black Box

Author: Nathan Rosenberg
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521459556
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This book presents a unique account of how technological change is generated and the processes by which improved technologies are introduced into economic activity. The central theme of the book is the idea that technological changes are often "path dependent": their form and direction tend to be influenced strongly by the particular sequence of earlier events out of which a new technology has emerged. Individual chapters explore the particular features of new technologies in different historical and sectoral contexts.

Inside The Black Box

Author: Nathan Rosenberg
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521273671
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Economists have long treated technological phenomena as events transpiring inside a black box and, on the whole, have adhered rather strictly to a self-imposed ordinance not to inquire too seriously into what transpires inside that box. The purpose of Professor Rosenberg's work is to break open and examine the contents of the black box. In so doing, a number of important economic problems be powerfully illuminated. The author clearly shows how specific features of individual technologies have shaped a number of variables of great concern to economists: the rate of productivity improvement, the nature of learning processes underlying technological change itself, the speed of technology transfer, and the effectiveness of government policies that are intended to influence technologies in particular ways. The separate chapters of this book reflect a primary concern with some of the distinctive aspects of industrial technologies in the twentieth century, such as the increasing reliance upon science, but also the considerable subtlety and complexity of the dialectic between science and technology. Other concerns include the rapid growth in the development of costs associated with new technologies as well as the difficulty of predicting the eventual performance characteristics of newly emerging technologies.

Mathematics Inside The Black Box

Author: Dylan Wiliam
Editor: Granada Learning
ISBN: 9780708716878
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Science Inside The Black Box

Author: Paul Joseph Black
Editor: Granada Learning
ISBN: 9780708714447
Size: 15,59 MB
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Geography Inside The Black Box

Author: Paul Weeden
Editor: Granada Learning
ISBN: 9780708717554
Size: 20,73 MB
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Inside The Black Box

Author: Paul Black
Editor: Granada Learning
ISBN: 9780708713815
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Offers practical advice on using and improving assessment for learning in the classroom.

Modern Foreign Languages Inside The Black Box

Author: Jane Jones
Editor: Granada Learning
ISBN: 9780708717653
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Beyond The Black Box

Author: Maurice Nevile
Editor: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754642404
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This is the first and only study of the interaction between pilots in the cockpit of commercial aircraft. It examines, in close detail, the communication that pilots engage in with one another and with other parties, such as traffic controllers, as they perform the routine tasks involved in flying an aircraft. It also makes an important contribution to literature on work and language by addressing one of the most highly technological settings there is: the aircraft cockpit. Using data taken from audio and video recordings of pilots talking in aircraft cockpits, it draws on the analytical approaches of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis to analyse their task-related communications. It shows that although the tasks performed by pilots may be 'routine', the communications in and through which they are managed are artful accomplishments.