Journals Higher Education

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Published: 15 September 2015

384 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780199374519


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Technological Innovation in Legacy Sectors

William B. Bonvillian and Charles Weiss

  • Explores the entrenched "legacy" sectors, comprising over half the economy, that resist disruptive innovations that could stimulate economic growth, generate jobs, and improve safety and the environment
  • Argues that we need to rethink existing strategies for promoting innovation -- the authors' new framework identifies the barriers common to these legacy sectors and proposes a systematic approach for overcoming them
  • Creates a new, unified, systems approach to innovation policy, focused on overcoming two deep problems in the U.S. innovation system: expanding economic growth and raising the rate of creation of well-paying jobs
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