How transformative innovations shaped the rise of nations : from ancient Rome to modern America / Gerard J. Tellis and Stav Rosenzweig.

Over the last 2,000 years, critical innovations have transformed small regions into global powers. But these powers have faded when they did not embrace the next big innovation. Gerard J. Tellis and Stav Rosenzweig argue that openness to new ideas and people, empowerment of individuals and competiti...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Tellis, Gerard.
Other Authors: Rosenzweig, Stav.
Format: Book
Published: London : Anthem Press, 2018.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Global influence of transformative innovation
  • Roman concrete: foundations of an empire
  • Swift equine warfare and the rise of Mongol power
  • How gunpowder shaped the fortunes of nations
  • Golden age of Chinese water navigation
  • Venetian shipbuilding: mastering the Mediterranean
  • Portuguese caravel: building an oceanic empire
  • Fluyt and the building of the Dutch empire
  • Patenting: institutionalizing innovation
  • The steam engine and the rise of British empire
  • American mass production and the rise of the United States.