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1st Edition

Growth Policy in the Age of High Technology

ISBN 9780815359005
Published January 23, 2020 by Routledge
490 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1990 this book provides an authoritative and detailed account of the initiatives of US state governments with science and technology programs designed to foster economic growth. Two key questions are posed: Do state governments have policy instruments that are sufficiently powerful to affect thelevels and growth rates of their regional economies? and Are national and global economic forces so powerful that they render state action ineffective? Several subsidiary themes are discusses in this context, namely: the most commonly used policy instruments, the impacts on federalism and on governance and how well the universities and other educational institutions serve the economic activities imposed on them.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The States as Actors 1. Introduction: Technology, Regions and States  2. Regional Roles in the Governance of the Scientific State 3. Structural Economic Change and the Powers of State Government: The Viability of Regional Development Strategies Part 2: Theory and Evidence 4. High Tech Policy, High Tech Realities: The Spatial Distribution of High Tech Industry in America 5. Technological Innovation and Paths to Regional Economic Growth 6. State Innovation Policies and Regional Restructuring of Technologically Dependent Industry Part 3: State Development Strategies 7. Recent State Inititatives: An Overview of State Science and Technology Policies and Programs 8. State Strategies for Business Assistance 9. An Assessment of State Technology Develoopment Programs 10. The Impact of Elementary and Secondary Education on State Economic Development 11. Simple faiths, complex facts: vocational Education as an Economic Development Strategy 12. Engineering regional growth 13. University-industry R & D Relationships 14. State Government-university Cooperation 15. Creating and Sustaining the U.S. Technopolis

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