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The Changing FrontierRethinking Science and Innovation Policy$
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Adam B. Jaffe and Benjamin F. Jones

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226286723

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226286860.001.0001

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The Changing Frontier

Adam B. Jaffe

Benjamin F. Jones

University of Chicago Press

In 1945, Vannevar Bush published Science: The Endless Frontier and thereby established an intellectual architecture that has largely defined public science institutions and policy in the decades since. In this NBER volume, the collaborators consider important dimensions upon which the nature of science and innovation has changed. By identifying critical dimensions of change, the contributions to this volume highlight new issues for policy and assess points of tension with Bush’s initial vision. Collectively, the eleven papers in the volume investigate changes in (1) the organization of scientific research, (2) the geography of innovation, (3) modes of entrepreneurship, and (4) the structure of research institutions and science-innovation linkages. The introductory chapter provides an overview of these contributions and synthesizes key insights regarding these changes and their potential implications for policy.

Keywords:   science policy, innovation, Vannevar Bush, endless frontier, science innovation linkages

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