Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier

Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier

by Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Toluwalogo Odumosu


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674967960
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 10/24/2016
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,275,672
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Venkatesh Narayanamurti is Benjamin Peirce Research Professor of Technology and Public Policy at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Harvard Kennedy School.

Toluwalogo Odumosu is Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society and Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia.

Table of Contents

1 Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges 1

2 Boundaries in Science and Engineering Research 14

3 The Basic/Applied Dichotomy: The Inadequacy of the Linear Model 20

4 The Origins of the "Basic" and "Applied" Descriptors 33

5 The Discovery-Invention Cycle 48

6 Bell Labs and the Importance of Institutional Culture 70

7 Designing Radically Innovative Research Institutions 99

8 The Need for a Radical Reformulation of S&T Policy 130

9 Moving Forward in Science and Technology Policy 142

Abbreviations 151

Notes 153

Bibliography 159

Acknowledgments 163

Index 165

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