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Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage

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This important book delivers a critical wake-up call: a fierce global race for innovation advantage is under way, and while other nations are making support for technology and innovation a central tenet of their economic strategies and policies, America lacks a robust innovation policy. What does this portend? Robert Atkinson and Stephen Ezell, widely respected economic th ...more
Hardcover, 440 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Yale University Press
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Max Nova
Dec 26, 2013 rated it liked it
In “Innovation Economics” Atkinson and Ezell examine the history of innovation competitiveness, take a look at the current state of the US and the rest of the world, and then propose a number of measures the US can take to perpetuate its innovation dominance. (None of these recommendations are particularly mind-blowing though…).

The book starts off by using Britain as a case study in industrial decline. The authors claim that contributing factors included: the shift from industry to finance, negl
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Turgut
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
For everyone who is interested in reinventing oneself.
Jerry
Mar 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Few people in Washington, DC pay more attention to innovation policy and the future of the American economy than Rob Atkinson, one of this book's authors and the director of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Along with Stephen Ezell, Rob lays out a cogent, well-thought out approach to greater innovation not only in the United States but throughout the world.

I'm still reading but want to go on record in support of this book, because innovation (I know it's a cliche, but you kn
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Alex
Easily the most boring book on a nominally important topic I've ever struggled through. Riddled with contradictions, highly repetitive, and basically concluding that innovation is good for everyone, but only if the US is doing it. The authors are economists, not technologists, which is fine as far as it goes, but not fine when they drag in concepts that they clearly do not have a solid grasp of (net neutrality, e.g.) to try to support their arguments. They also seem to subscribe to the idea that ...more
Mike
Nov 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-research
Great book, though the authors are painfully misguided on their opposition to net neutrality from just about every perspective imaginable.
Rouqayya Alzaabi
Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I like how knowledgable this book is when it comes to innovation and its importance to sustain healthy economy, glad I read it
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