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The politics of innovation : why some countries are better than others at science and technology, Mark Zachary Taylor

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The politics of innovation : why some countries are better than others at science and technology
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The politics of innovation
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why some countries are better than others at science and technology
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Mark Zachary Taylor
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eng
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Why are some countries better than others at science and technology (S&T)? Written in an approachable style, The Politics of Innovation provides readers from all backgrounds and levels of expertise a comprehensive introduction to the debates over national S&T competitiveness. It synthesizes over fifty years of theory and research on national innovation rates, bringing together the current political and economic wisdom, and latest findings, about how nations become S&T leaders. Many experts mistakenly believe that domestic institutions and policies determine national innovation rates. However, after decades of research, there is still no agreement on precisely how this happens, exactly which institutions matter, and little aggregate evidence has been produced to support any particular explanation. Yet, despite these problems, a core faith in a relationship between domestic institutions and national innovation rates remains widely held and little challenged. The Politics of Innovation confronts head-on this contradiction between theory, evidence, and the popularity of the institutions-innovation hypothesis. It presents extensive evidence to show that domestic institutions and policies do not determine innovation rates. Instead, it argues that social networks are as important as institutions in determining national innovation rates. The Politics of Innovation also introduces a new theory of "creative insecurity" which explains how institutions, policies, and networks are all subservient to politics. It argues that, ultimately, each country's balance of domestic rivalries vs. external threats, and the ensuing political fights, are what drive S&T competitiveness. In making its case, The Politics of Innovation draws upon statistical analysis and comparative case studies of the United States, Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Turkey, Israel, Russia and a dozen countries across Western Europe.--
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Taylor, Mark Zachary
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The politics of innovation : why some countries are better than others at science and technology, Mark Zachary Taylor
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-402) and index
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Table of Contents Acknowledgements Dedication Country Codes Cardwell's Law 1 Introduction: The Puzzle of Cardwell's Law 2 Measuring the Black Box 3 Cardwell's Law in Action How Do Nations Innovate?: Policies and Institutions 4 Does Technology Need Government?: The Five Pillars of Innovation 5 "Why Nations Fail": Capitalism, Democracy, and Decentralization 6 How Nations Succeed: Networks, Clusters, and Standards Why Do Nations Innovate?: Creative Insecurity 7 Technological Losers and Political Resistance to Innovation 8 Creative Insecurity: Olson's Nemesis 9 Critical Cases of Creative Insecurity 10 Conclusion: Creative Insecurity and its Implications Appendices-Definitions, Measurement, and Data A1 The Great Definitions (Non-) Debate A2 A Brief History of Measurement A3 Tour of Innovation Measures, Data, and Sources References Index
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FIEb17862723
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24 cm.
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xiii, 427 pages
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9780190464134
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rdamedia.
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)929985389
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The politics of innovation : why some countries are better than others at science and technology, Mark Zachary Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-402) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Table of Contents Acknowledgements Dedication Country Codes Cardwell's Law 1 Introduction: The Puzzle of Cardwell's Law 2 Measuring the Black Box 3 Cardwell's Law in Action How Do Nations Innovate?: Policies and Institutions 4 Does Technology Need Government?: The Five Pillars of Innovation 5 "Why Nations Fail": Capitalism, Democracy, and Decentralization 6 How Nations Succeed: Networks, Clusters, and Standards Why Do Nations Innovate?: Creative Insecurity 7 Technological Losers and Political Resistance to Innovation 8 Creative Insecurity: Olson's Nemesis 9 Critical Cases of Creative Insecurity 10 Conclusion: Creative Insecurity and its Implications Appendices-Definitions, Measurement, and Data A1 The Great Definitions (Non-) Debate A2 A Brief History of Measurement A3 Tour of Innovation Measures, Data, and Sources References Index
Control code
FIEb17862723
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 427 pages
Isbn
9780190464134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)929985389

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