Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages is an academic book by Carlota Perez that seeks to describe the. Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital has ratings and 27 reviews. Carlota Perez draws upon Schumpeter’s theories of the clustering of. Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital presents a novel interpretation of the Carlota Perez draws upon Schumpeter’s theories of the clustering of.

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Very interesting read that presents a framework to understand technological revolutions. This being said with the idea in mind that the recyclability of the printed materials would be able to be put back into these machines and reused many times, the non-harmful use of these substances ecologically sound printing materialsand ease of interface.

I found the book really, really hard to get through, as it was almost like reading a textbook. This table refers to when innovation and invention happens — the application of the practices can last a long time afterward. A must read for anyone interested in the intersection of markets and technology. Asset bubbles are inflated. But then again, maybe this is one of those books that seems blindingly obvious in retrospect but was genius in its organization of the chaos that existed before.

But she seems barely to acknowledge that just because something is necessary doesn’t mean that it will necessarily happen. Apr 27, Simon rated it it was amazing.

Log in to Reply. The model consists of four phases — irruption, frenzy, synergy, and maturity — and deftly describes the tension between agents of technological change, the real economy, the financial or Perez articulates a simple but powerful template for technological innovation and the adoption cycle.


And it does create a great beginning for a conversation. Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The buildup of idle capital of successful companies means more money can be invested in technological advances, mergers and acquisitions, financizl investments in foreign markets.

Book Summary: Technological Revolutions, by Carlota Perez | Allen Cheng

Each of these can appear as separate revolutions rather than interdependent systems under a wider umbrella — each smaller system benefits from the previous one, while also reinforcing it. Each revolution is initially received as a threat to the established way of doing things in firms, institutions, and society — which have all optimized for the previous revolution.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. All technological revolutions are characterized by the crash at the end of the frenzy phase.

The valuable part isn’t pointing out that there’s a cycle, but rather collecting together the lengthy cause and effect chain of various cycles of time. Age of oil, tevolutions, and mass production.

Perez tells you where we are in the cycle of change in techno-economic paradigm carota tells us what to expect over the next decade. Where do you think we are now? Even further, the technological revolution penetrates social practice, legislation, governance, and ideology. Financial capital represents the agents who possess wealth in the form of money or relatively liquid assets.

This is the point of greatest reception to radical innovations, and firms experiment with new technologies to revitalize themselves. Business is satisfied about its positive social role.


In the end, I really can’t recommend this book highly enough. Seems to me like social media is just remixing the same parts of the digital revolution in general.

Book Summary: Technological Revolutions, by Carlota Perez

May 20, Ruth rated it really liked it. Dec 18, Claude Rochet rated it it was amazing. Where technology comes from is therefore treated as a black box that can be relied on to spit out new game changing technologies whenever the economy hits a slow point. That is not to say that Perez’s observations are necessarily applicable to the future we’re moving into – things might be changing and moving in a new direction and we won’t know for sure until we have the benefit of hindsight.

Financiao, given the time lag of diffusion of the technology, the core countries in the revolution may be experiencing trouble at the same time that catching-up cteountries are reaching their maximum height.

Revolutions often involve significant changes in direction, uninstalling what was previously installed, unlearning much of the old to learn the new, closing dead end paths as others are jumping onto new bandwagons. As you read this summary, think about how well it applies to the arc of computing from to today — and muse about what the next technological revolution might be.