Book abstract: Economists examine the genesis of technological change and the ways we commercialize and diffuse it. The economics of property rights and patents, in addition to industry applications, are also surveyed through literature reviews and predictions about fruitful research directions. - Two volumes, available as a set or sold separately
Scherer, F.M. "Pharmaceutical Innovation." Handbook on the Economics of Innovation. Ed. Bronwyn H. Hall and Nathan Rosenberg. North-Holland, 2010.