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Main Title Limited by design : R & D laboratories in the U.S. national innovation system /
Author Crow, Michael M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bozeman, Barry.
Publisher Columbia University Press,
Year Published 1998
OCLC Number 38257729
ISBN 0585041377; 9780585041377; 0231109822; 9780231109826
Subjects Research, Industrial--United States--Laboratories ; Technology and state--United States ; Recherche industrielle ; Politique de la recherche ; Recherche et développement ; Etats-Unis d'Amérique ; Research, Industrial--Laboratories
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EKCM  T176.C76 1998 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/22/2009
Collation xxvi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-297) and index.
Contents Notes
Limited by Design is the first comprehensive study of the varying roles played by the more than 16,000 research and development laboratories in the U.S. national innovation system. Michael Crow and Barry Bozeman offer policy makers and scientists a blueprint for making more informed decisions about how to best utilize and develop the capabilities of these facilities. Some labs, such as Bell Labs, Westinghouse, and Eastman Kodak, have been global players since the turn of the century. Others, such as Los Alamos National Laboratory, have been mainstays of the military/energy industrial complex since they evolved in the 1940s. These and other institutions have come to serve as the infrastructure upon which a range of industries has relied and have had a tremendous impact on U.S. social and economic history. Limited by Design addresses a range of questions in order to enable policy makers, university administrators, and scientists to plan effectively for the future of research and development. -- Publisher description.