ENTREPRENEURIAL SCIENCE: New Links Between Corporations, Universities, And Government

Robert F. Johnston and Christopher G. Edwards; Greenwood Press;
Westport, Conn.;
157 pages; $37.95

Government policy makers often argue that the reason for United States industries’ failure to sustain their top standing in the world marketplace lies not in the absence of exciting new technologies developed in our research laboratories, but rather in the sluggish rate of technology transfer from those laboratories to our major industries. In this thought-provoking volume, the authors attempt to lead the readers into a vision of the year 2000, when a new order enhances technology transition.

The mechanism for this new order is a generation of highly innovative entrepreneurial companies with one foot in the universities and the other in the board rooms of multinational corporations. To some readers this will sound naive and unrealistic; to others it will sound like the biotechnology industry that already...

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