Title: Basic research: the key to economic competitiveness

Authors: Erich Bloch

Addresses: Director, National Science Foundation, USA

Abstract: Recent trends in research, education and economics in the USA are summarized. The Director of the US National Science Foundation identifies the strains and deficiencies in the US science and engineering base, and argues that renewed attention must be paid to the levels of investment in people, equipment and facilities.

Keywords: USA; United States; basic research; research and development; R&D; competitiveness; productivity; research funding; research spending; university research; National Science Foundation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1988.025976

International Journal of Technology Management, 1988 Vol.3 No.4, pp.393 - 404

Available online: 26 May 2009 *

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