|aThe division of labor in economics :|ba history /|cby Guang-Zhen Sun.
|aLondon ;|aNew York :|bRoutledge,|c2012.
|axvii, 258 pages ;|c24 cm.
|aRoutledge studies in the history of economics ;|v142
|aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 206-248) and indexes.
|aPart 1: Pre-Smith Analysis. Early Analyses ; Mercantilists and the Emergence of the Political Economy of the Division of Labour. -- Part 2: The Smithian Economics of the Deivision of Labour. The Smithian Economics of the Division of Labour and the Market Process: The Principle. -- Part 3: Marx on the Division of Labour in Capitalist Manufacturing and the Hayekian Problem of Knowledge. Machinery and the Factory System: Charles Babbage and Karl Marx on the Division of Labour in Manufacturing ; Catallaxy and the Division of Knowledge: F.A. Hayek's Insights. -- Part 4: Economic Development Framed Framed in the Economics of The Division of Labour. Urbanization and Industrialization ; Human Capital, the Extent of the Market and Economic Growth ; Economic Organization and the Division of Labour.
|a"This book provides, for the first time, a systematic and comprehensive narrative of the history of one central idea in economics, namely the division of labour, over the past two and a half millennia, with special focus on that having occurred in the most recent two and a half centuries. Quite contrary to the widely held belief, the idea has a fascinating biography, much richer than that exemplified by the pin-making story that was popularized by Adam Smith's classical work published in 1776"--Publisher's website.