The Economics of Science and Technology

An Overview of Initiatives to Foster Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth

Authors: Feldman, M.P., Link, Albert N., Siegel, Donald

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Science and technology have long been regarded as important determinants of economic growth. Edwin Mansfield (1971, pp. 1- 2), a pioneer in the economics of technological change, noted: Technological change is an important, if not the most important, factor responsible for economic growth . . . without question, [it] is one of the most important determinants of the shape and evolution of the American economy. Science and technology are even more important in the "new economy," with its greater emphasis on the role of intellectual property and knowledge transfer. Therefore, it is unfortunate that most individuals rarely have the opportunity to explore the economic implications of science and technology. As a result, the antecedents and consequences of technological change are poorly understood by many in the general public. This lack of understanding is reflected in a recent survey conducted by the National Science Board (2000), summarized in Science & Engineering Indicators. ' As shown in Table 1. 1, the findings of the survey indicated that many Americans, despite a high level of interests in such matters, are not as well-informed about technological issues as they are about other policy issues. As shown in the table, individuals self assess, based on a scale from 1 to 100, their interest in science and technology policy issues as being relatively high, yet they self assess their knowledge or informedness about these issues relatively lower.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Feldman, Maryann P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • An Historical Perspective

    Feldman, Maryann P. (et al.)

    Pages 7-19

  • Economic Growth and Technological Change

    Feldman, Maryann P. (et al.)

    Pages 21-25

  • Dimensions of R&D

    Feldman, Maryann P. (et al.)

    Pages 27-41

  • The Entrepreneurial Process

    Feldman, Maryann P. (et al.)

    Pages 43-45

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Science and Technology
Book Subtitle
An Overview of Initiatives to Foster Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth
Authors
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0981-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0981-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-7000-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5335-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 135
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