Accession Number : ADA336986

Title :   Innovation and Commercialization of Emerging Technologies

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA336986

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : Technological innovation is essential to the future well-being of the United States. The ability of the nation to sustain economic growth, increase its standard of living, and improve human health and the environment depends, in many ways, on its success in developing and commercializing new products, processes, and services. The growing capabilities of competitors in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere around the world increasingly challenge the ability of U.S. firms to convert the nation's science and technology base into a competitive advantage. Such concerns have prompted much debate about the proper role of government in encouraging innovation and the commercialization of new technologies. To date, however, the debate has been hampered by an incomplete understanding of the ways in which firms develop and market new products, processes, and services and the barriers they must overcome in the process.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES, *ECONOMICS, *ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, EUROPE, COMMERCE, FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, MARKETING, HUMANS, HEALTH, ASIA.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE