Atkinson, Robert D.

Innovation Economics : the Race for Global Advantage / Robert D. Atkinson and Stephen J. Ezell. - New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012. - 1 online resource (viii, 431 pages) : illustrations - JSTOR eBooks .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The race for global innovation advantage -- Explaining U.S. economic decline -- Learning from the wrong masters: lessons from UK industrial decline -- Why do so many refuse to see U.S. structural economic decline? -- What are innovation and innovation policy and why are they important? -- Crafting innovation policy to win the race -- Cheating as a way to win the race: innovation mercantilism as the strategy of choice -- Winning the race for innovation advantage with the eight "I's" of innovation policy -- The only thing we have to fear is fear itself: why don't we have more innovation and more innovation policy? -- Can nations overcome the barriers to innovation? -- Creating a robust global innovation system.

" ... delivers a critical wake-up call: a fierce global race for innovation advantage is under way, and while other nations are making support for technology and innovation a central tenet of their economic strategies and policies, America lacks a robust innovation policy. What does this portend? Robert Atkinson and Stephen Ezell, widely respected economic thinkers, report on profound new forces that are shaping the global economy -- forces that favor nations with innovation-based economies and innovation policies. Unless the United States enacts public policies to reflect this reality, Americans face the relatively lower standards of living associated with a noncompetitive national economy. The authors explore how a weak innovation economy not only contributed to the Great Recession but is delaying America's recovery from it and how innovation in the United States compares with that in other developed and developing nations. Atkinson and Ezell then lay out a detailed, pragmatic road map for America to regain its global innovation advantage by 2020, as well as maximize the global supply of innovation and promote sustainable globalization."--Provided by publisher.

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Technological innovations--Economic aspects--United States.
Technological innovations--Economic aspects.
Diffusion of innovations--United States.
Industrial policy--United States.

HC110.T4 / A8187 2012