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

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

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The politics of innovation : why some countries are better than others at science and technology
Title
The politics of innovation
Title remainder
why some countries are better than others at science and technology
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Mark Zachary Taylor
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Language
eng
Summary
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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non fiction
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  • Science and state
  • Technology and state
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The politics of innovation : why some countries are better than others at science and technology, Mark Zachary Taylor, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190464127.001.0001
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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1 online resource
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780190609252
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still image
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illustrations (black and white)
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remote
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(OCoLC)1018028270
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The politics of innovation : why some countries are better than others at science and technology, Mark Zachary Taylor, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190464127.001.0001
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
EDZ0001495975
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780190609252
Media category
still image
Media MARC source
rdacontent.
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1018028270

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