Limited by Design: R&D Laboratories in the U.S. National Innovation System available in Hardcover
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- Columbia University Press
Michael Crow and Barry Bozeman illustrate the histories, missions, structure, and behavior of individual laboratories, and explore the policy contexts in which they are embedded. In studying this large and varied collection of labs, Crow, Bozeman, and their colleagues develop a new framework for understanding the structure and behavior of laboratories that also provides a basis for rationalizing federal science and technology policy to create more effective laboratories.
The book draws upon interviews and surveys collected from thousands of scientists, administrators, and policy makers, and features boxed "lab windows" throughout that provide detailed information on the variety of laboratories active in the U.S. national innovation system.
Limited by Design addresses a range of questions in order to enable policy makers, university administrators, and scientists to plan effectively for the future of research and development.
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Table of Contents1. The Sixteen Thousand: Policy Analysis, Institutional Design, and the National Innovation System
2. The Evolution of the National innovation System
3, A Snapshot of U.S. R&D Laboratories in the National innovation System: Structure Output and Design
4. Re-Thinking the U.S. National Innovation system: The Environtmental Context Taxonomy
5. Policy Implications of Laboratories' Environmental Context
6. Federal Laboratories in the National Innovation System
7. Technology Transfer and Commercial Impacts of Federal Laboratories
8. Strategic Policy-Making for the National Innovation System
Appendix I: the National comparative R&D Laboratory Project Overview
Appendix II: NCRDP Bibliography and Abstracts
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There are more than 16,000 R&D labs in the U.S. today, including 12,000 in private industry. Yet until this book became available, there existed no systematic examination that fully revealed the remarkable institutional diversity that supported research in this country. In this book, American R&D labs have finally found their Linnaeus.
A thorough and detailed description and analysis of an important part of the national innovation system, namely, the U.S. R&D laboratories. What's more: a new way of looking at these diverse institutions at a time when U.S. competitiveness is important.