Path Dependence: A Foundational Concept for Historical Social Science

Path dependence: a foundational concept for historical social science Author Info Paul A. David (pad@stanford.edu) (Department of Economics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6072, USA & Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK) Registered author(s): Paul A. David Abstract This introduction to the concept of path dependence, its pertinence for the development of historical social…