Innovation Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy

  • Maryann P. Feldman
  • Albert N. Link

Part of the Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation book series (ESTI, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Innovation Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy

    1. Maryann P. Feldman, Albert N. Link
      Pages 1-2
  3. Elements of an Innovation Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Gregory Tassey
      Pages 37-71
    3. John A. Hansen
      Pages 73-103
    4. Andrew C. Brod, Albert N. Link
      Pages 105-119
    5. William Zumeta, Joyce.S. Raveling
      Pages 121-161
  4. Innovation Policy and Academic Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Maryann P. Feldman, Irwin Feller, Janet L. Bercovitz, Richard Burton
      Pages 171-188
  5. Innovation Policy and Electronic Commerce

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Shane Greenstein
      Pages 213-229
    3. Danilo Pelletiere, G. Chris Rodrigo
      Pages 231-257
    4. Darrene Hackler
      Pages 259-288
  6. Innovation Policy and Globalization Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Greg Linden, David C. Mowery, Rosemarie Ham Ziedonis
      Pages 311-335
    3. Graham K. Wilson
      Pages 359-373
    4. Nicholas S. Vonortas, Adam Tolnay
      Pages 375-408
    5. Manuel Trajtenberg
      Pages 409-454
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 455-459

About this book


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.


Economic Growth Internet Israel Policy competition development economic geography economy growth history of science

Editors and affiliations

  • Maryann P. Feldman
    • 1
  • Albert N. Link
    • 2
  1. 1.John Hopkins UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of North Carolina at GreensboroUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publisher 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5679-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1689-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1381-0480
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