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Cycles of Invention and Discovery

Rethinking the Endless Frontier

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$25.50 • £20.95 • €23.00

ISBN 9780674967960

Publication Date: 10/24/2016

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176 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

4 line illustrations, 2 graphs, 1 table

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  • 1. Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges
  • 2. Boundaries in Science and Engineering Research
  • 3. The Basic/Applied Dichotomy: The Inadequacy of the Linear Model
  • 4. The Origins of the “Basic” and “Applied” Descriptors
  • 5. The Discovery–Invention Cycle
  • 6. Bell Labs and the Importance of Institutional Culture
  • 7. Designing Radically Innovative Research Institutions
  • 8. The Need for a Radical Reformulation of S&T Policy
  • 9. Moving Forward in Science and Technology Policy
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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