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Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure by Tim Harford

Published By: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 978-0-374-10096-4
Date of Publication: 2011


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Reviewed by: David Audretsch of Indiana University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.1.179.r2
Review Pages: 183

Book Review Abstract

David Audretsch of Indiana University reviews "Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure" by Tim Harford. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins: Explores how we can learn to use adaptive trial and error to solve current complex situations and problems in politics and the social sciences. Discusses conflict, or how organizations learn; creating new ideas that matter, or variation; finding what works for the poor, or selection; climate change, or changing the rules for success; preventing financial meltdowns, or decoupling; the adaptive organization; and adapting and you. Harford is a columnist for the Financial Times. Index.


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JEL Classifications

D23: Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
D80: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty: General
G01: Financial Crises
Q54: Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming


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