ERIC Number: ED317385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
The Role of Science and Technology in Economic Competitiveness. Executive Summary.
Conference Board, Inc., New York, NY.; National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Policy Research.
This is the executive summary for "The Role of Science and Technology in Economic Competitiveness," (1987) based on a national survey on competitiveness. The study focused on three primary topics: the adequacy of human resources and its relationship to human ability to compete; investment in resarch and development; and technology transfer, i.e., the ability to transform research findings into new products and processes. The study participants identified a number of areas for improvement. These include science and mathematics education, university/industry cooperative ventures, and greater commercialization of research findings. The study also revealed, however, that much of the change that must occur is long-term in nature. (YP)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College School Cooperation, College Science, Competition, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, International Relations, Mathematics Education, National Surveys, Research and Development, School Business Relationship, Science and Society, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Technology
National Science Foundation, Office of Public Affairs, 1800 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20550 (free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Conference Board, Inc., New York, NY.; National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Policy Research.
Note: For the Final Report, see ED 293 696.