TRANSPORTATION, INNOVATION, AND DEVELOPMENT: THE COMPANION INNOVATION HYPOTHESIS

It is hypothesized that the benefits of transportation improvements follow from the economy-wide innovation opportunities created as transport services are improved. It is noted that technological improvements are responsible in a large measure for productivity improvements throughout the economy. The argument that transportation services trigger innovations turns on the mechanisms connecting innovations and improved transportation services. Support presented for the argument includes reconsideration of the industrial revolution, the analysis of industry sectors, and the ties between waves of transport investments and long waves in the fortunes of economies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada  V6T 1Z2
  • Authors:
    • Garrison, W L
    • Souleyrette, R R
  • Publication Date: 1996-3

Language

  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00721168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1996 12:00AM