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The new science and engineering management: cooperative research centers as government policies, industry strategies, and organizations
The Journal of Technology Transfer (2010)
  • Craig Boardman, Ohio State University - Main Campus
  • Denis Gray, North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Abstract
Cooperative research centers (CRCs) are key mechanisms for national and subnational governments and private industry for achieving social and economic outcomes with science and technology. Despite growing policy and scholarly interest in the management and productivity of CRCs, their complex and variegated nature has led to limited and inconsistent understanding of CRCs. In this introduction to this Special Issue of The Journal of Technology Transfer, we discuss the impetuses for and embodiment of CRCs as government policies, industry strategies, and organizations and thus address a number of unexplored aspects of CRCs that are important to decision making for both policy and management. Of note, we discuss the lack of definitional clarity regarding CRCs and introduce criteria for distinguishing CRCs from other organizations. We conclude by introducing the article contributions, which are international in scope and address CRCs from multiple theoretical perspectives and levels of analysis, and by discussing areas for future research.
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Craig Boardman and Denis Gray. "The new science and engineering management: cooperative research centers as government policies, industry strategies, and organizations" The Journal of Technology Transfer Vol. 35 Iss. 5 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/craig_boardman/2/