Studies on Science and the Innovation Process

Studies on Science and the Innovation Process : Selected Works of Nathan Rosenberg

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Science and technology have become increasingly intertwined in the twentieth century. However, little attention has been paid to the forces that have brought about these phenomena. Indeed, many writers have taken it for granted that causality always runs from science to technology. In this ground-breaking book, Rosenberg's research suggests that history and empirical evidence lead to a reality that is far more complex and interesting. Here, Rosenberg's papers cover a wide range of topics, especially those connected with the innovative process, including electric power, electronics, medicine, chemistry, engineering disciplines, scientific instrumentation, industrial research, and universities considered as economic institutions.

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  • Hardback | 350 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 28mm | 762.03g
  • World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • English
  • black & white tables, figures
  • 9814273589
  • 9789814273589
  • 2,317,238

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Science and technology have become increasingly intertwined in the twentieth century. However, little attention has been paid to the forces that have brought about this phenomena. Indeed, many writers have taken it for granted that causality always runs from science to technology. In this ground-breaking book, Rosenberg's research suggests that history and empirical evidence lead to a reality that is far more complex and interesting. Here, Rosenberg's papers cover a wide range of topics, especially those connected with the innovative process, including electric power, electronics, medicine, chemistry, engineering disciplines, scientific instrumentation, industrial research, and universities considered as economic institutions.

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Table of contents

Changing Technological Leadership and Industrial Growth; Endogenous Forces in 20th Century America; America's Entrepreneurial Universities; The Role of Electricity in Industrial Development; Why Do Firms Do Basic Research?; Medical Innovations: Some Critical Episodes in the Progress of Medical Innovation: An Anglo-American Perspective; Capturing the Unexpected Benefits of Medical Research; Chemicals: Chemical Engineering as a General Purpose Technology; Successful Commercialization in the Chemical Process Industries; A General Purpose Technology at Work: The Corliss Steam Engine in the Late 19th Century US; and other papers.

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