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Public Sector EntrepreneurshipU.S. Technology and Innovation Policy$
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Dennis Patrick Leyden and Albert N. Link

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199313853

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313853.001.0001

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Setting the Stage

Setting the Stage

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(p.62) 4 Setting the Stage
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Public Sector Entrepreneurship
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Dennis Patrick Leyden

Albert N. Link

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313853.003.0004

This chapter motivates the book’s examination in later chapters of the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, the Stevenson-Wydler Act of 1980, the R&E Tax Credit of 1981, the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982, the National Cooperative Research Act of 1984, and the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988. The primary reason for the adoption of those policies were the two productivity slowdowns in the United States in the mid-1970s and the late 1970s/early 1980s, and the recognition of the fundamental role of uncertainty in the entrepreneurial process that is associated with technology and innovation development. Because these policies are based on the recognition of the role of uncertainty and innovation in the entrepreneurial process, they are excellent examples of public sector entrepreneurship.

Keywords:   innovation policy, productivity slowdown, technology policy, total factor productivity, TFP, uncertainty

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