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The Politics of Innovation: Why Some Countries Are Better Than Others at Science and Technology

Mark Zachary Taylor


Why are some countries better than others at science and technology (S&T)? Written in an approachable style, The Politics of Innovation provides readers from all backgrounds and levels of expertise with a comprehensive introduction to the debates over national S&T competitiveness. It synthesizes over fifty years of theory and research on national innovation rates, bringing together the current political and economic wisdom and latest findings about how nations become S&T leaders. Many experts mistakenly believe that domestic institutions and policies determine national innovation rates. Howeve ... More

Keywords: innovation, technological change, Cardwell’s Law, competitiveness, science policy, technology policy, research, national innovation systems, research and development, American exceptionalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190464127
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190464127.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Zachary Taylor, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, Georgia Institute of Technology