Key publications: Please click on underlined titles for access to pdf files.
"Theory and History in Marxian Economics," in A. J. Field, ed., The Future of Economic History, Kluwer-Nijhoff, 1987: 255-312.
A critical assessment of Marx's theory of capitalist development in the light of a re-examination of the history of British industrial development in the nineteenth century.
"What Happened to the Theory of Economic Development?," in P. Higgonet, D. S. Landes, and H. Rosovsky, eds., Favorites of Fortune: Technology, Growth, and Economic Development since the Industrial Revolution , Harvard University Press, 1991: 267-296.
Intellectual foundations for a theory of economic development as central to the economics discipline -- and some arguments about why it did not happen.
"The Integration of Theory and History: Methodology and Ideology in Schumpeter's Economics," in L. Magnusson, ed., Evolutionary Economics: The Neo-Schumpeterian Challenge , Kluwer, 1994: 245-263
Schumpeter's understanding of the importance for economics of integrating theory and history, and his failure to discern why, in the first half of the twentieth century the economics profession had failed to do so.
"Understanding Innovative Enterprise: The Integration of Economic Theory and Business History," in F. Amatori and G. Jones, eds., Business History Around the World , Cambridge University Press, from 2002 to 2003 [a "social conditions of innovative enterprise" approach to the integration of theory and history]
"Innovative Enterprise and Historical Transformation," Enterprise & Society , 3, 1, 2002: 35-54. [methodological strengths and limitations of alternative perspectives on the dynamics of innovative enterprise]
"The Theory of the Market Economy and the Social Foundations of Innovative Enterprise, Economic and Industrial Democracy," 24, 1, 2003 : 9-44.
Argues that innovative enterprise, characterized by social organization drives economic development, and the well-developed markets in labor, capital, and products are more the result than the cause of economic development.