A must read for the full spectrum of audiences interested in the unique role research universities can play in industrial innovation for the global economy of the 21st century. By comparing policy and practices in the U.S. and Japan in the context of experiential data, the authors separate fact from fantasy to characterize 'road maps' for the complex interactions of academia, industry, and politics.(Joe B. Wyatt, Chancellor, Vanderbilt University, and Chairman, Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable)
As we head for total immersion in the knowledge age, it is essential-- even imperative-- that we foster understanding of the networks and processes that link academia, industry, and government. In Industrializing Knowledge, Branscomb, Kodama, and Florida have signigicantly advanced our understanding of how things work in Japan and the US. The book is rich with data and insights that sustain the idea that the real world is not always what we assume.(John H. Gibbons, Senior Fellow, National Academy of Engineering)
About the Author
Lewis M. Branscomb is Aetna Professor in Public Policy and Corporate Management, Emeritus, at Harvard University.