Cooperative Research Centers and Technical Innovation

Government Policies, Industry Strategies, and Organizational Dynamics

Editors: Boardman, Craig, Gray, Denis O., Rivers, Drew (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive coverage, including issues of strategic management, operations, and policy
  • Examines outcomes of cooperative research centers on a variety of stakeholder groups including industry, regional economic development officials, and university faculty
  • Comparative approach, across national innovation systems, with contributors from leading researchers around the world
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At a time when scientific and technical innovation now requires a multitude of heterogeneous inputs and expertise from the public and private sectors alike, cooperative research centers (CRCs) have emerged as the predominant vehicle for cross-sector collaboration. In the U.S. alone, there are thousands of CRCs on university campuses, and agencies like the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and more recently the Department of Energy fund CRCs to address some of the nation’s most formidable challenges with science and technology, including cancer and other diseases, terrorism surveillance and the detection of weapons of mass destruction, and new energy technologies and smart energy grid development. Industry oftentimes participates in CRCs for access to knowledge, capacity development, and to mitigate risk. This volume includes research investigating CRCs from North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia to explore the dynamics of CRCs, including but not limited to resource allocation, structure, level of sponsorship, organization and membership, management and operations, objectives and goals, and in doing so identifies both differences and similarities across institutional and national contexts. The volume sheds light on the role of CRCs in promoting innovation, S&T policy, and economic development, and on the practical aspects of successful CRC management. Moreover, the works included in the volume consider the implications for the various stakeholder groups (firms, universities, researchers, students, policymakers) invested in CRCs.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The New Science and Engineering Management: Cooperative Research Centers as Intermediary Organizations for Government Policies and Industry Strategies

    Gray, Denis O. (et al.)

    Pages 3-33

  • Why Do Firms Join Cooperative Research Centers? An Empirical Examination of Firm, Industry, and Environmental Antecedents

    Hayton, James C. (et al.)

    Pages 37-57

  • Does Industry Benefit from Cooperative Research Centers More Than Other Stakeholders? An Exploratory Analysis of Knowledge Transactions in University Research Centers

    Ponomariov, Branco (et al.)

    Pages 59-75

  • Careers and Organisational Objectives: Managing Competing Interests in Cooperative Research Centres

    Garrett-Jones, Sam (et al.)

    Pages 79-110

  • Cooperative Research Centers and Faculty Satisfaction: Multi-level Predictive Analysis

    Coberly, Beth M. (et al.)

    Pages 111-134

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cooperative Research Centers and Technical Innovation
Book Subtitle
Government Policies, Industry Strategies, and Organizational Dynamics
Editors
  • Craig Boardman
  • Denis O. Gray
  • Drew Rivers
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4388-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4388-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4387-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9544-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 336
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