World Industrialization

Shared Inventions, Competitive Innovations and Social Dynamics

Volume 24 - Smart Innovation Set Coordinated by Dimitri Uzunidis

World Industrialization

Michel Vigezzi, University of Grenoble-Alpes, France

ISBN : 9781786303967

Publication Date : November 2019

Hardcover 200 pp

120.00 USD



Based on the paradigms of economics and management, inspired by the history of technology and the sociology of technological change, the concepts of shared inventions and competitive innovations make it possible to analyze the industrialization of the world in a fresh and efficient way.

As a new approach, shared inventions are classified in this book as a set of existing knowledge that’s often associated with the rediscovery of old techniques. Determining capitalized and collective intelligence, this knowledge and reinvention allows us to create inventions which will be shared, first in their construction, then in their use.

Another new approach is that these competitive innovations are defined in World Industrialization by associations of experiences of competitively-motivated actors – actors seeking to complement existing techniques by increasing their competitive power.

These shared inventions and competitive innovations will also be defined by trajectories identifying their modes of creation, enabling us to overcome the peculiarities of these actions and competitions.

This book also highlights four key areas in global industrialization: the emergence of machinism with the defense of Arts and Crafts from 1698–1760; the changes the Industrial Revolution wrought in developed nations from 1760–1850; the link between technology and social relations within modern companies from 1850–1914; and, from 1914 onwards, the birth of extended machinism, its world wars and its global crises.


Part 1. Industrialization and its Conceptualizations
1. The Notion of Industrialization and Other Related Notions.
2. Social Dynamics, Shared Inventions and Competitive Innovations.

Part 2. Historical Periods, Social Dynamics, Shared Inventions and Competitive Innovations
3. 1698–1760 or the Emergence of Machinism.
4. 1760–1850 or the Industrial Revolution and its Competitive Innovations.
5. 1850–1914 or the New Shared Inventions and the Birth of the Modern Large Company.
6. 1914 or the Birth of Extended Machinism.

About the authors/editors

Michel Vigezzi is an Honorary Professor at the University of Grenoble-Alpes, France; a Doctor of State in Economics, and a Doctor of Psychopedadogy and Education Sciences. He is a former Dean of Faculties and a former Doctoral School of Economics Director, and is an expert and consultant for both French and international organizations.