The expert contributors to this book examine recent developments in empirical methods and applied simulation in evolutionary economics. Using examples of innovation and technology in industry, it is the first book to address the following questions in a systematic manner: * Can evolutionary economics use the same empirical methods as other research traditions in economics? * Is there a need for empirical methods appropriate to the subject matter chosen? * What is the relationship between appreciative theorising, case studies and more structured empirical methods? * What is the relationship of modelling and simulation to empirical analysis? Evolutionary economics is a relatively new research tradition and a book such as this, which discusses the need for empirical and simulation methods appropriate to evolutionary economics, will be of great interest to researchers of evolutionary economics and technological innovation.