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Rising to the Challenge

U.S. Innovation Policy for the Global Economy

; Editors: Charles W Wessner and Alan Wm Wolff.

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-25551-6ISBN-10: 0-309-25551-1
Copyright © 2012, National Academy of Sciences.


This volume draws together our findings from this extensive study while also drawing upon existing research concerning the global competitiveness challenge and the policies and programs that drive it. The report is in two parts. Part I describes the role of innovation in addressing the competitiveness challenge and highlights key policies and programs that leading nations and regions are undertaking to address this challenge. Part I concludes with the Committee’s consensus findings and recommendations. Part II of this report provides supporting data, including in-depth case studies of policies and programs being promulgated in leading nations and regions of the world to accelerate innovation, grow new industries, and foster knowledge-based economic growth. The Overview at the front of this volume draws together the key points.