Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
Library,Documentation and Information Science Division

“A research journal serves that narrow

borderland which separates the known from the unknown”

-P.C.Mahalanobis


Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Studies on science and the innovation process [electronic resource] : selected works / by Nathan Rosenberg.

By: Rosenberg, Nathan, 1927-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 412 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789814273596 (electronic bk.); 9814273597 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Technological innovations -- Economic aspects -- United States | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy | Entwicklung -- 1.1/x | Wirtschaftswachstum -- 1.2/x | Wissenschaft -- 1.3/x | Technischer Fortschritt -- 1.4/x | Innovationsprozess | Wissenschaftlicher Fortschritt | WissenschaftstransferGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Aufsatzsammlung.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Studies on science and the innovation process.DDC classification: 338.926 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- The commercial exploitation of science by American industry -- Academic entrepreneurship -- The economic impact of scientific instrumentation developed in academic laboratories -- Economic development and the transfer of technology : some historical perspectives -- A general : Purpose technology at work : The Corliss steam engine in the late nineteenth-century United States (with Manuel Trajtenberg) -- The role of electricity in industrial development -- Improvement upon improvement : long after innovation -- Innovation and the chain-linked model (with Stephen J. Kline) -- Endogenous forces in twentieth-century America -- Why do firms do basic research (with their own money)? -- From the scalpel to the scope : endoscopic innovations in gastroenterology, gynecology, and surgery (with Annetine C. Gelijns) -- Capturing the unexpected benefits of medical research (with Annetine C. Gelijns and Alan Moskowitz) -- Some critical episodes in the progress of medical innovation : an Anglo-American perspective -- Chemical engineering as a general purpose technology -- Technological change in chemicals : the role of university-industry relations -- Economic experiments -- Aeronautical engineering -- Schumpeter and history.
Summary: 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 condition. Indeed, many scholars have taken it simply for granted that causality always runs from science to technology. In this groundbreaking book, Rosenberg's research suggests that history and extensive empirical evidence lead to a reality that is far more complex as well as far more interesting. Here, Rosenberg's papers explore a wide range of pertinent issues, especially those connected with the innovative process, including the realms of electric power, electronics, chemicals, aircraft, medicine, instrumentation and, in particular, higher education and the organization of research activities.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
No physical items for this record

Includes bibliographical references.

Introduction -- The commercial exploitation of science by American industry -- Academic entrepreneurship -- The economic impact of scientific instrumentation developed in academic laboratories -- Economic development and the transfer of technology : some historical perspectives -- A general : Purpose technology at work : The Corliss steam engine in the late nineteenth-century United States (with Manuel Trajtenberg) -- The role of electricity in industrial development -- Improvement upon improvement : long after innovation -- Innovation and the chain-linked model (with Stephen J. Kline) -- Endogenous forces in twentieth-century America -- Why do firms do basic research (with their own money)? -- From the scalpel to the scope : endoscopic innovations in gastroenterology, gynecology, and surgery (with Annetine C. Gelijns) -- Capturing the unexpected benefits of medical research (with Annetine C. Gelijns and Alan Moskowitz) -- Some critical episodes in the progress of medical innovation : an Anglo-American perspective -- Chemical engineering as a general purpose technology -- Technological change in chemicals : the role of university-industry relations -- Economic experiments -- Aeronautical engineering -- Schumpeter and history.

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 condition. Indeed, many scholars have taken it simply for granted that causality always runs from science to technology. In this groundbreaking book, Rosenberg's research suggests that history and extensive empirical evidence lead to a reality that is far more complex as well as far more interesting. Here, Rosenberg's papers explore a wide range of pertinent issues, especially those connected with the innovative process, including the realms of electric power, electronics, chemicals, aircraft, medicine, instrumentation and, in particular, higher education and the organization of research activities.

Description based on print version record.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Other editions of this work

Studies on science and the innovation process by Rosenberg, Nathan, ©2010
Library, Documentation and Information Science Division, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B T Road, Kolkata 700108, INDIA
Phone no. 91-33-2575 2100, Fax no. 91-33-2578 1412, ksatpathy@isical.ac.in


Visitor Counter