This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Most industrial nations actively support research and development of advanced computer technology. They usually justify public expenditures on the basis of both economic and national security benefits. This heavy government involvement and the international nature of the computer industry have created increasing challenges to accepted principles of international trade and investment.
In this detailed analysis of the origins and evolution of government support for computer technology in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan, Kenneth Flamm compares the amounts these countries have invested and how they have organized public and private funding over the past thirty-five years. He challenges popular myths about the size and effectiveness of government programs to support computer technology, and argues that the data suggest a high social rate of return on those investments.
Flamm concludes that the United States must reevaluate its policies on research and development. The role of military programs as the primary vehicle for computer technology development should be de-emphasized in favor of support for joint, pre-competitive industrial research. Cooperative research ventures linking universities and industry also ought to be encouraged. Since global markets are vital to American computer firms, Flamm argues that policies to promote orderly international trade and investment in high-technology products are needed to avoid an expanding spiral of protectionism.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Kenneth Flamm is a research associate in the Brookings Foreign Policy Studies program and co-author of the The Global Factory: Foreign Assembly in International Trade (Brookings, 1985).
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Brookings Inst Pr, 1987. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP9493350
Book Description Brookings Inst Pr, 1987. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0815728522-2-4
Book Description Brookings Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1987. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Cloth. Jacket has a couple of edge tears. Near fine in a very good dustjacket.; 8vo. Seller Inventory # 138446
Book Description Brookings Inst Pr, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0815728522