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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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The National Cooperative Research Act of 1984

The National Cooperative Research Act of 1984

(p.152) 9 The National Cooperative Research Act of 1984
Public Sector Entrepreneurship

Dennis Patrick Leyden

Albert N. Link

Oxford University Press

This chapter argues that the National Cooperative Research Act of 1984 (NCRA) and its amendments are a prime example of public sector entrepreneurship. After describing the legislative history of the Act, the chapter presents a theoretical model of the cooperative R&D process and a description of early cooperative research partnerships: Semiconductor Research Corporation and SEMATECH. The chapter then turns to an analysis of the NCRA as an example of public sector entrepreneurship using the conceptual structure in Chapter 3, and presents evidence of the impact and effectiveness of the NCRA. Because universities play a special role in the impact and effectiveness of the NCRA, the chapter concludes with a model of university-with-business collaborative research partnerships.

Keywords:   cooperative research, NCRA, networks, SEMATECH, public sector entrepreneurship, Semiconductor Research Corporation, university-business partnerships

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