Review of Industrial Organization 19: 507–510, 2001. Book Review Productivity, Innovation and Economic Performance, Ray Barrell, Geoff Mason, and May O’Mahoney, editors, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000, 289 pages. This book contains a set of articles dealing with various aspects of innovation, pro- ductivity growth and economic performance. While the data analysis and examples focus primarily on the U.K, the concepts and results are broad and easily general- ized to other settings. The readings cover a broad range of topics, making this book useful to a wide variety of researchers. Each chapter provides an exhaustive and up to date reference list; the bibliography alone is worth the purchase price. The book is recommended reading for anyone with an interest in productivity growth and innovation. Readers new to the literature will ﬁnd that each chapter summarizes pertinent issues, while researchers with an ongoing agenda will ﬁnd depth in the more technical material. The remainder of this review provides a brief summary of the individual contributions. Articles are referred to by chapter number rather than by title or author in order to conserve space. Chapter one, an overview of contemporary issues related to innovation and productivity, provides the reader with a
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