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Creating the market university : how academic science became an economic engine, Elizabeth Popp Berman

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Creating the market university : how academic science became an economic engine
Title
Creating the market university
Title remainder
how academic science became an economic engine
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Popp Berman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "American universities today serve as economic engines, performing the scientific research that will create new industries, drive economic growth, and keep the United States globally competitive. But only a few decades ago, these same universities self-consciously held themselves apart from the world of commerce. Creating the Market University is the first book to systematically examine why academic science made such a dramatic move toward the market. Drawing on extensive historical research, Elizabeth Popp Berman shows how the government--influenced by the argument that innovation drives the economy--brought about this transformation. Americans have a long tradition of making heroes out of their inventors. But before the 1960s and '70s neither policymakers nor economists paid much attention to the critical economic role played by innovation. However, during the late 1970s, a confluence of events--industry concern with the perceived deterioration of innovation in the United States, a growing body of economic research on innovation's importance, and the stagnation of the larger economy--led to a broad political interest in fostering invention. The policy decisions shaped by this change were diverse, influencing arenas from patents and taxes to pensions and science policy, and encouraged practices that would focus specifically on the economic value of academic science. By the early 1980s, universities were nurturing the rapid growth of areas such as biotech entrepreneurship, patenting, and university-industry research centers. Contributing to debates about the relationship between universities, government, and industry, Creating the Market University sheds light on how knowledge and politics intersect to structure the economy"-- Provided by publisher
  • "Academic science in the U.S. once self-consciously avoided the market. But today it is seen as an economic engine that keeps the nation globally competitive. Creating the Market University compares the origins of biotech entrepreneurship, university patenting, and university-industry research centers to show how government decisions shaped by a new argument--that innovation drives the economy-transformed academic science"-- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1975-
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Berman, Elizabeth Popp
Dewey number
507.1173
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Science
  • Universities and colleges
  • Academic-industrial collaboration
Label
Creating the market university : how academic science became an economic engine, Elizabeth Popp Berman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1708121x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 265 pages
Isbn
9780691147086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)721884421
Label
Creating the market university : how academic science became an economic engine, Elizabeth Popp Berman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1708121x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 265 pages
Isbn
9780691147086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)721884421

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