What is the Value of Technology? Toward a Labour Theory of Technological Change

By Anthony Barzey.

Published by The Technology Collection

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Economic analysis of technology treats it as given exogenously, while determined endogenously. This paper examines the conceptual conflict. The paper outlines an alternative conceptual framework. This uses a 'General Vertical Division of Labour' into conceptual and executive parts to facilitate a coherent political economic explanation of technological change. The paper suggests that we may acquire rather than impose an understanding of technological change. It also suggests that we may re-define and reassess the efficiency of technological change, through the values inculcated into it.

Keywords: Technological Change, Innovation, Vertical Division of Labour

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.197-204. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 605.083KB).

Dr. Anthony Barzey

Visiting Lecturer, Business School, University of Greenwich, London, UK


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