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The U.S. National Innovation System

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March 9, 2010

Part Six: National Innovation Systems

Chapter 52: The U.S. National Innovation System

The United States of America (U.S.) has been heralded as the world's premier engine of technological advance. However, recent criticisms suggest that its technological advance may slow relative to other nations.  This chapter describes the U.S. National Innovation System, how it is evolving, and factors that threaten or reinforce its ability to generate technological innovations.

Encyclopedia of Technology and Innovation Management:

A broadly encompassing encyclopedia on the emerging topic of technology innovation and management (TIM), this volume covers a wide array of issues. TIM is a relatively new field and is highly interdisciplinary, incorporating strategy and entrepreneurship, economics, marketing, organizational behavior, organization theory, physical and life sciences, and even law. All of these disciplines are represented in this volume, and their intersections are made clear.

Entries are contributed by scholars from around the world who are leading experts in their respective topics. This volume is appropriate for scholars who are new to this particular field, as well as industry practitioners interested in understanding the state of knowledge in these specific areas. Entries may also serve as useful instructional materials, given their span of coverage as well as their currency.

Kenneth L. Simons
Research Areas
Framework, Methods & Tools
Urban Systems and Built Environment
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Book Chapter
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Simons, Kenneth L. and Judith Walls (2010) “The U.S. National Innovation System.” Chapter 52 in Encyclopedia of Technology & Innovation Management. Edited by V. K. Nārāyaṇan, Gina Colarelli O'Connor. Wiley & Sons: United Kingdom. 445-467.