The article discusses the modernization of Dutch agriculture and industry from the perspective of technological choices made. Because these choices involved sociocultural as well as purely economic-rational considerations, a different picture than the one usually presented by economic historians emerges.

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MIT Press, Cambridge (MA)
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)

Schot, J., & van Lente, D. (2009). Technology, industrialization, and the contested modernization of the Netherlands. Retrieved from