Castellacci, Fulvio (2005): A critical realist interpretation of evolutionary growth theorising.
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The article discusses a critical realist interpretation of evolutionary growth theorising by focusing on some of its basic characteristics. The evolutionary ontology is complex, differentiated, structured, systemic, open, ever-changing, and radically uncertain. Its methodology tends to be increasingly based on appreciative theorising, retroductive explanations and interdisciplinary analysis. After discussing these features, the article suggests that critical realism may indeed constitute an important philosophical and methodological foundation for the future development of evolutionary theories of economic growth.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||A critical realist interpretation of evolutionary growth theorising|
|Keywords:||Critical realism, evolutionary economics, innovation, economic growth|
|Subjects:||B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B5 - Current Heterodox Approaches > B52 - Institutional; Evolutionary
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O30 - General
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B4 - Economic Methodology > B41 - Economic Methodology
|Depositing User:||Fulvio Castellacci|
|Date Deposited:||21. Dec 2010 08:06|
|Last Modified:||17. Feb 2013 17:59|
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