The Changing Frontier: Rethinking Science and Innovation Policy

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Adam B. Jaffe, Benjamin F. Jones
University of Chicago Press, Aug 14, 2015 - Business & Economics - 430 pages
In 1945, Vannevar Bush, founder of Raytheon and one-time engineering dean at MIT, delivered a report to the president of the United States that argued for the importance of public support for science, and the importance of science for the future of the nation. The report, Science: The Endless Frontier, set America on a path toward strong and well-funded institutions of science, creating an intellectual architecture that still defines scientific endeavor today.

In The Changing Frontier, Adam B. Jaffe and Benjamin Jones bring together a group of prominent scholars to consider the changes in science and innovation in the ensuing decades. The contributors take on such topics as changes in the organization of scientific research, the geography of innovation, modes of entrepreneurship, and the structure of research institutions and linkages between science and innovation. An important analysis of where science stands today, The Changing Frontier will be invaluable to practitioners and policy makers alike.

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Introduction by Adam B Jaffe and Benjamin F Jones
I The Organization of Scientific Research
II The Geography of Innovation
III Entrepreneurship and MarketBased Innovation
IV Historical Perspectives on Science Institutions and Paradigms
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Adam B. Jaffe is director and a senior fellow of the research institute Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, the Sir Douglas Myers Visiting Professor at Auckland University Business School, and a research associate of the NBER. Benjamin Jones is the Gordon and Llura Gund Family Professor in Entrepreneurship and professor of strategy at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He is also a faculty affiliate at the Center for International Economics and Development and the Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University, where he also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Political Science. He is a research associate of the NBER

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