Investing in Innovation: Creating a Research and Innovation Policy That Works / Edition 1

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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. 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. The first summary report of the team's recommendations 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. The authors use the principles to evaluate many federal research programs and to make recommendations for change. This volume will set the terms of the debate over the national research and innovation policy for years to come.

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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)

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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 PeteDomenici (R-NM)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262522670
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 7/26/1999
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
1 Challenges to Technology Policy in a Changing World Economy 3
2 Technology Policy and Economic Growth 40
3 Measurement Issues 64
4 Social Capital: A Key Enabler of Innovation 85
5 From Science Policy to Research Policy 112
6 The Advanced Technology Program: Opportunities for Enhancement 143
7 Dual-Use and the Technology Reinvestment Project 174
8 Rethinking the Small Business Innovation Research Program 194
9 Technology Transfer and the Use of CRADAs at the National Institutes of Health 221
10 Manufacturing Extension: Performance, Challenges, and Policy Issues 250
11 Toward a New Generation of Environmental Technology 276
12 Federal Energy Research and Development for the Challenges of the 21st Century 299
13 Beyond the National Information Infrastructure Initiative 339
14 University-Industry Relations: The Next Four Years and Beyond 361
15 Industry Consortia 400
16 State Governments: Partners in Innovation 422
17 Managing Technology Policy at the White House 438
18 Towards a Research and Innovation Policy 462
Index 497
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