Securing America's Industrial Strength

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National Academies Press, May 27, 1999 - Business & Economics - 65 pages
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This volume presents the conclusions of the National Research Council s Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy from industry studies published under the title, U.S. Industry in 2000: Studies in Competitive Performance, and other work on U.S. industrial performance. It reviews patterns of corporate strategy and industry restructuring and considers the role of the national monetary and fiscal policies as well as trade, regulatory, and intellectual property policies. The report presents new statistical evidence of trends in public and private R&D expenditures and outlines a policy agenda for the next decade.
 

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Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1
FROM PERVASIVE DECLINE IN THE 1980S TO RESURGENCE IN THE 1990S
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THE STEP BOARDS ANALYSIS
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SUMMARY FINDINGS
12
SOURCES OF STRONGER PERFORMANCE
15
CONCERNS FOR THE FUTURE
42
CONCLUSION
49
REFERENCES
50
Impacts on Research Fields and Graduate Training
53
Evidence from National Data Sources
99
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