New Wealth: Commercialization of Science and Technology for Business and Economic Development

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Overview

Drawing from more than 25 years of research and project development, the authors describe how accelerated commercialization strategies building on advances in science and technology offer a sustainable source of wealth. They show how collaboration among business, government, entrepreneurial, and academic partners—all focusing to leverage local resources to compete in the global marketplace—is an established and powerful strategy for 21st century business creation and economic development.

This collaborative success strategy of thinking globally and acting locally, along with supportive activities such as technology incubators, research methods, entrepreneurship training, and use of networks for resource sharing is what has come to be called the Technopolis paradigm. Because a maturing Technopolis evolves as an integral component of a city, state, or larger sociopolitical unit, it promotes attention to sustainability and quality of life. Further, Kozmetsky and Williams consider the Technopolis paradigm as a process of constructive capitalism in that it utilizes private or corporate commercialization of science and technology to create wealth and shared prosperity, the value of which is set by competition in a free market.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567206319
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

GEORGE KOZMETSKY was co-founder of the Teledyne Corporation, former Dean of the University of Texas College of Business, founder and Chairman of the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas, Austin. In addition, at the University of Texas he also was Murray S. Walker Chair Professor and E. D. Walker Centennial Fellow. In 1993 Dr. Kozmetsky received the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton.

FREDERICK WILLIAMS is a social scientist specializing in the economics of information technologies and author of more than 50 books. He was founding Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of California. At the University of Texas, Austin, he has occupied the Mary Gibbs Jones Chair in Communication and continues to serve as the W. W. Heath Centennial Fellow in the IC2 Institute.

VICTORIA WILLIAMS is Executive Director of The Williams Group and co-Director of the IC2 Institute Project Caribe at the University of Texas, Austin.

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Table of Contents

1 Technology as a wealth concept 3
2 Today's wealth of nations 7
3 Technology-based enterprise creation 13
4 Think globally, act locally 19
5 Fast companies and zero time 25
6 Progress in networks and networking 33
7 Learning amid, for, and using technology 39
8 Creating the technopolis 51
9 Adoption of innovations 57
10 Technology transfer 61
11 Designing industrial parks and incubators 79
12 Why an enterprise center? 89
13 Enhancements in applied research 95
14 Decision science and risk analysis 111
15 Austin model : a city reinvents itself 121
16 Project CBIRD : binational wealth creation 131
17 Project Caribe : prosperity in paradise 137
18 Anzoategui : a Venezuelan state of change 179
19 En Cuba : biotech, education, and health services 189
20 Toward capitalism with conscience 199
Afterglow : for a special tribute 203
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