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  Global Innovation Management Global Innovation  Management Chapter 9: TECHNOLOGY AND THE GROWTH OF PRODUCTIVITY
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  Global Innovation Management Unique Dynamics in the Economics of Innovation The activities of idea-focused firms differ  from other businesses, due to: (1) network effects;  (2) brand and reputation effects;  (3) technology acceleration;  (4) disruptive innovation;   (5) labor substitution and organizational scaling;  (6) geographical substitution and scaling (‘the world  is flat’ effect); and  (7) Open source alliances.
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  Global Innovation Management Technology Acceleration Many if not most science and technology advances through the work  of communities of scholars who organize into social networks When areas of research show promise of being marketable, these  networks, and performance will grow with the network and its  research output Research in many different arenas has shown that performance-to- price of commercially viable technologies tends to grow in a constant  proportion annually over long periods of time This growth is called technology acceleration,  and is the basis of industry rules of thumb such as Moores’ Law,  which predicts a doubling of semiconductor chip performance to  price every 18 months 
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  Global Innovation Management Technology Acceleration in Microcomputer Components
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  Global Innovation Management Technology Acceleration in Lighting
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  Global Innovation Management Technology and Productivity Extending Moore’s Law Multi-platform Moore’s Law Technological change is exponential In the past sixty years, life has  changed almost beyond recognition  This pattern will culminate in  unimaginable technological progress in  the 21st century, leading to a  singularity Raymond  Kurzweil, The Age of  Spiritual Machines E xponential Growth
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  Global Innovation Management Acceleration in a Variety of Technologies
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  Global Innovation Management E xponential Increase in Technology Creation Patents Granted Technology Penetration Years until used by ¼ of population
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  Global Innovation Management Technology Acceleration in Motorcycles
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  Global Innovation Management Technology Acceleration in Motorcycles
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  Global Innovation Management Technology Acceleration in Motorcycles
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  Global Innovation Management Even agricultural technology accelerates Since 1980, global food production has increased more than  69 percent,  with only a slight increase in total crop acreage, thanks to new  strains of crops.   nearly 500 patents related to cloning of biological material have  been awarded in the US alone over the past few years.
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Technology Acceleration across Platforms
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