Research and Innovation in a Networked World

Technology in Society, Vol. 30, pp. 339-347, 2008

GMU School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 2010-02

12 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2009 Last revised: 29 Sep 2013

Philip E. Auerswald

George Mason University - Schar School of Government and Policy

Lewis Branscomb

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Abstract

The existence of a fundamental relationship between invention, innovation, and economic growth, as insisted upon by Schumpeter, is increasingly taken as an article of faith in nations around the world. Yet the inventions-to-growth relationship is today more complex and less bounded at the scale of the nation than ever before. Just as the inventions-to-growth policy model-focusing on the development of capabilities to undertake basic science and a nurturing of entrepreneurial talent-is beginning to gain widespread acceptance, its shortcomings are becoming increasingly evident. In this paper we describe the model and its shortcomings, focusing on implications for innovation policy of the emergence of the globally networked enterprise.

Keywords: Global enterprise, Networking, Innovation, Science and technology policy, Technological change

JEL Classification: O31, O32, P17

Suggested Citation

Auerswald, Philip E. and Branscomb, Lewis, Research and Innovation in a Networked World. Technology in Society, Vol. 30, pp. 339-347, 2008; GMU School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 2010-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1485867

Philip Edgar Auerswald (Contact Author)

George Mason University - Schar School of Government and Policy ( email )

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Lewis Branscomb

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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