BOX 5.2The Changing Research Enterprise

Research in the pre-World War II Era

  • Search for new knowledge
  • No substantial government funding
  • Few industrial science research labs
  • Little or no interaction between academic research and industry
  • No partnerships or alliances

Research in the post-Cold War Era

  • Search for new knowledge and defense, economic, and health needs
  • Government is primary funder
  • Scientific research is large enterprise
  • Explosion of progress (especially electronics, medicine)
  • Growth in industrial research
  • Growth of technology-based industries
  • Increasing interactions between academia and industry and list-itemue partnerships

From: 5, Building Industry-University Research Partnerships: Corporate Perspective

Cover of Research Teams and Partnerships
Research Teams and Partnerships: Trends in the Chemical Sciences: Report of a Workshop.
National Research Council (US) Chemical Sciences Roundtable.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1999.
Copyright © 1999, National Academy of Sciences.

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