Time Patterns of Technological Choice Options

Marchetti, C. (1985). Time Patterns of Technological Choice Options. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-85-086

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The analysis of the behavior of individual and social organizations, defined as groups of individuals informationally connected, reveals unsuspected dynamic stability over the life of the individual or the institution. This implies the presence of clocks, if not physical, at least psychological, as this stability actually has time as an independent variable.

The behavior is mostly measured by physical outputs, paintings by painters, cars by car makers, or cathedrals by religious groups.

In the case of technological options it appears that the creative forces are tuned to societal pulses.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: New Feasibility Studies (NFS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:55
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:12
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/2617

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