Innovation Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy

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Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 28, 2001 - Business & Economics - 457 pages
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Scholars in the science and technology field have not collectively questioned, much less proposed, an agenda for policy makers. Now is an appropriate time for such an undertaking. First, there is a growing belief that the U.S. national research and development system, like that of many industrial nations, is changing due to global competitive pressures and advancements in information technology and electronic commerce. Second, industry's R&D relationship with the academic research community is changing not only because of the global competition but also because of alterations in the level of government support of fundamental research. As a result, policy makers will need to rethink their approaches to science and technology issues.
This volume is a collection of essays by scholars about innovative policy in the knowledge-based economy. By knowledge-based economy we mean one for which economic growth is based on the creation, distribution, and use of technology. As such, innovation policy in such an economy must enhance the creation, distribution, and use of knowledge that leads to the creation, distribution, and use of technology.
This volume considers elements of an innovation policy: innovation policy and academic research, innovation policy in electronic commerce, and innovation policy and globalization issues.

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Innovation Policy in the KnowledgeBased Economy
A Brief DataInformed History of Science and Technology Policy
RD Policy Models and Data Needs
Technology Innovation Indicators
Trends in Cooperative Research Activity
The Best and Brightest for Science
Observations on the PostBayhDole Rise in University Patenting
Understanding Evolving UniversityIndustry Relationships
Economic Geography and Policy in the Network Age
Industrial Location in the Information Age
Brokering Trust in Online Privacy
National Technology Policy in Global Markets
International Knowledge Transmission and Innovation in HighTechnology Industries
Globalization and Environmental Regulation
Towards The KnowledgeBased Economy
RD Policy in Israel

Elite andor Distributed Science
The Commercialization of Internet Access

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Albert N. Link is professor of economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and editor in chief of the "Journal of Technology Transfer". His is the author of more than forty books, most recently"Public Goods, Public Gains", "Government as Entrepreneur", and "Cyber Security: Economic Strategies and Public Policy Alternatives."