Cooperative research centers and technical innovation [electronic resource] : government policies, industry strategies, and organizational dynamics
- Craig Boardman, Denis O. Gray, Drew Rivers, editors.
- New York, NY : Springer, c2013.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Part 1. Intrsoduction
- The New Science and Engineering Management: Cooperative Research Centers as Intermediary Organizations for Government Policies and Industry Strategies / Denis O. Gray, Craig Boardman and Drew Rivers.
- Part 2. Industry and Cooperative Research Centers
- Why Do Firms Join Cooperative Research Centers? An Empirical Examination of Firm, Industry, and Environmental Antecedents / James C. Hayton, Saloua Sehili and Vida Scarpello
- Does Industry Benefit from Cooperative Research Centers More Than Other Stakeholders? An Exploratory Analysis of Knowledge Transactions in University Research Centers / Branco Ponomariov and Craig Boardman.
- Part 3. Universities and Cooperative Research Centers
- Careers and Organisational Objectives: Managing Competing Interests in Cooperative Research Centres / Sam Garrett-Jones, Tim Turpin and Kieren Diment
- Cooperative Research Centers and Faculty Satisfaction: Multi-level Predictive Analysis / Beth M. Coberly and Denis O. Gray
- Is Cooperative Research Center Affiliation Amongst Academic Researchers Stratifying the Academy? The Impacts of Departmental Prestige, Career Trajectory, and Productivity on Center Affiliation / Xuhong Su and Gretchen Keneson.
- Part 4. Leadership in Cooperative Research Centers
- Leadership Relationships Between Center Directors and University Administrators in Cooperative Research Centers: A Multilevel Analysis / Donald D. Davis, Janet L. Bryant and Julia Zaharieva
- Cooperative Research Centers as Small Business: Uncovering the Marketing and Recruiting Practices of University-Based Cooperative Research Centers / Drew Rivers and Denis O. Gray
- Assessing Leadership Performance in University-Based Cooperative Research Centers: Evidence from Four Studies / S. Bartholomew Craig, Clara E. Hess, Jennifer Lindberg McGinnis and Denis O. Gray.
- Part 5. Government and Cooperative Research Centers
- The Challenges of Evaluating Multipurpose Cooperative Research Centers / Irwin Feller, Daryl Chubin, Ed Derrick and Pallavi Pharityal
- Estimating the Regional and National Economic Impact of Engineering-Focused Cooperative Research Centers / David Roessner, Lynne Manrique and Jongwon Park.
- Part 6. International Practice and Cooperative Research Centers
- The Role of Cooperative Research Centers in Multi-scalar Innovation and Economic Development Policy in Canada and the US / Jennifer Clark
- International Practice in Cooperative Research Centers Programs: Summary of an Exploratory Study of Engineering-Focused Cooperative Research Centers Worldwide / Bhavya Lal and Craig Boardman.
- Part 7. Conclusion
- In Conclusion: What Research Is Missing for Cooperative Research Centers? / Barry Bozeman
- A Working Bibliography on Cooperative Research Centers for Practitioners and Researchers / Craig Boardman, Denis O. Gray and Drew Rivers.
- Publisher's Summary
- At a time when scientific and technical innovation now requires a multitude of heterogeneous inputs and expertise from the public and private sectors alike, cooperative research centers (CRCs) have emerged as the predominant vehicle for cross-sector collaboration. In the U.S. alone, there are thousands of CRCs on university campuses, and agencies like the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and more recently the Department of Energy fund CRCs to address some of the nation's most formidable challenges with science and technology, including cancer and other diseases, terrorism surveillance and the detection of weapons of mass destruction, and new energy technologies and smart energy grid development. Industry oftentimes participates in CRCs for access to knowledge, capacity development, and to mitigate risk. This volume includes research investigating CRCs from North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia to explore the dynamics of CRCs, including but not limited to resource allocation, structure, level of sponsorship, organization and membership, management and operations, objectives and goals, and in doing so identifies both differences and similarities across institutional and national contexts. The volume sheds light on the role of CRCs in promoting innovation, S&T policy, and economic development, and on the practical aspects of successful CRC management. Moreover, the works included in the volume consider the implications for the various stakeholder groups (firms, universities, researchers, students, policymakers) invested in CRCs.
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