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Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine

Elizabeth Popp Berman

Abstract

American universities today serve as economic engines, performing the scientific research that will create new industries, drive economic growth, and keep the United States globally competitive. But only a few decades ago, these same universities self-consciously held themselves apart from the world of commerce. This is the first book to systematically examine why academic science made such a dramatic move toward the market. Drawing on extensive historical research, the book shows how the government—influenced by the argument that innovation drives the economy—brought about this transformation ... More

Keywords: American university, economic growth, US government, innovation, economic research, industry, biotech entrepreneurship, knowledge, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691147086
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691147086.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Popp Berman, author
University at Albany