Tuesday, August 03, 2010

R&D Links: 3rd August 2010

1. The mission of the Science Coalition is to expand and strengthen the (U.S.) federal government’s investment in university-based scientific, medical, engineering and agricultural research. Their latest report, Sparking Economic Growth, examines how federally funded research has led to the creation of new companies and jobs.

2. SPRU (Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Sussex) is a research centre focused on science, technology, and innovation policy, including innovation management in firms, technological competition in industries, societal impacts of technologies and their regulation, and the positive contributions of innovation to solving societal and economic policy problems.

3. The (U.S.) Congressional Budget Office Microeconomic Studies Division conducts applied research in a number of areas, including Labor, Welfare, Healthcare, Stimulus and Science and R&D. Research output in the area of Science and R&D includes a 2007 publication on Federal Support for Research and Development.

4. In the book, The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World, Amar Bhide argues that "know-how developed abroad enhances--not diminishes--prosperity at home, and why trying to maintain the U.S. lead by subsidizing more research or training more scientists will do more harm than good."

5. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. "Congress established the Office of Science and Technology Policy in 1976 with a broad mandate to advise the President and others within the Executive Office of the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs."

6. The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) is a nonprofit, professional association. It was founded in 1975 and now has an international membership of over 1200.

7. Technopolis (2009): Bridging Research and Policy through Outcome Evaluation: U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Research Report WR0808.

8. The Integrated Information System on European Researchers (IISER) project is undertaken in cooperation and with the support of Directorate General for Research. It aims at setting up a sustainable European-wide information system to provide a dynamic overview of researchers' stocks, flows, mobility career development and motivations.

9. Science and Engineering Indicators, published by the (U.S.) National Science Board, provides a broad base of quantitative information on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise.

10. Sourafel Girma, Holger Görg and Aoife Hanley: R&D and Exporting: A Comparison of British and Irish Firms, Review of World Economics, Volume 144, Number 4 / December, 2008.

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