Knowledge Frontiers: Public Sector Research and Industrial Innovation in Biotechnology, Engineering…

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byWendy Faulkner, Jacqueline Senker, Lea Velho

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Fostering interaction between industry and academic and government laboratories is widely seen as an important means of facilitating growth and innovation in the technology-based industries. Knowledge Frontiers investigates the research links and knowledge flows between industrial and publicsector research in three new and promising fields of advanced technology - biotechnology, engineering ceramics, and parallel computing. Differences between these fields suggest that policies to promote public-private research links should be more effectively targeted. Similarities highlight thegeneral importance to innovation of frontier research in universities, and the need to encourage informal interaction between industrial and public sector researchers.The book is a valuable addition for scientists, research directors in the public, private, and academic sectors, managers, and policy-makers interested in these new fields and, more broadly, in encouraging collaboration and technology transfer between public sector research and industry. For thoseinterested in the study of innovation, it also adds to our understanding of the range of technical knolwedge used by companies in innovation."We could and should improve our performance by making the science and engineering base even more aware of and responsive to the needs of industry and other research users" - William Waldegrave, Minister for Science, in 1993 White Paper "Realising Our Potential".

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Fostering interaction between industry and academic and government laboratories is widely seen as an important means of facilitating growth and innovation in the technology-based industries. Knowledge Frontiers investigates the research links and knowledge flows between industrial and publicsector research in three new and promising f...

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Governments around the world have policies to promote links between industry and academic and government laboratories in order to foster economic growth and innovation in the technology-based industries. Knowledge Frontiers gives new insights into this process and offers an original framework for tracking these interactions. The book s...

Wendy Faulkner is a Senior Lecturer, Science Studies Unit at University of Edinburgh. Jacqueline Senker is a Researcher at Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:278 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198288336

ISBN - 13:9780198288336

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`The major strengths of the book lie in its novel approach to analysis ... this is an interesting and valuable book. It is well structured and the analysis is thorough. It will be of value to its target audience of researchers, managers and policy makers.'Industry and Higher Education