Investing in Innovation: Creating a Research and Innovation Policy That Works

Investing in Innovation: Creating a Research and Innovation Policy That Works

by Lewis M. Branscomb
     
 

Shortly after taking office in 1993, President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore called for a shift in American technology policy toward an expansion of public investments in partnerships with private industry, backed up by scientific research in universities and national laboratories. The authors of this volume were invited by the Clinton administration to take…  See more details below

Overview

Shortly after taking office in 1993, President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore called for a shift in American technology policy toward an expansion of public investments in partnerships with private industry, backed up by scientific research in universities and national laboratories. The authors of this volume were invited by the Clinton administration to take a hard, nonpartisan look at how successful the new policies have been and to propose ways to make their programs more effective and more likely to attract bipartisan support. The first summary report of the team's recommendations, released in April 1997, was called the "hottest technology policy property on Capitol Hill." This book, an expansion of that report, offers a new set of technology policy principles. These principles provide guidelines for stimulating technical innovation, shaping public-private partnerships, and establishing criteria for federal investments in research. The authors use the principles to evaluate many federal research programs and to make recommendations for change.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262024464
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Pages:
534
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.51(d)

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"Professor Branscomb and his coauthors are to be complimented forwell-crafted presentations of many points of view on a nationalinnovation policy.

Their book is an excellent contribution towards animproved national policy in this essential area." Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM)

Meet the Author

Lewis M. Branscomb is Aetna Professor in Public Policy and Corporate Management,Emeritus, at Harvard University.

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