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A Civic Entrepreneur: The Life of Technology Visionary George Kozmetsky

Jones, Monty 2018-05

This biography details the life and career of George Kozmetsky, the founder of the IC² Institute. Throughout his career as an industrialist, educator, visionary supporter of new technologies, advocate for worldwide economic development, and philanthropist, George Kozmetsky promoted constructive interactions among the worlds of academia, government, and private-sector business. He personified these interactions as a … Read More

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Rise of Rural Consumers in Developing Countries

Mahajan, Vijay 2016-10

This is the first comprehensive book highlighting the expanding consumer power of rural markets in developing countries. It takes a close look at one of the key stories in emerging markets: the untapped potential of the world’s 3.4 billion rural consumers — 90 percent of whom live in Asia and Africa. The sheer number of … Read More

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Open Innovation: Academic and Practical Perspectives on the Journey from Idea to Market

Markman, Arthur B. (ed.) 2016-10

The traditional structures of business and the workplace have changed drastically in recent years. In response, companies have continuously worked to improve their ability to generate new ideas and bring them to market by removing the common constraints on the processes of innovation. This movement of open innovation in the workforce necessitates improvements in the … Read More

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Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival

Webber, Michael E. 2016-04

Although it is widely understood that energy and water are the world’s two most critical resources, their vital interconnections and vulnerabilities are less often recognized. This farsighted book offers a new, holistic way of thinking about energy and water — a big-picture approach that reveals the interdependence of the two resources, identifies the seriousness of … Read More

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The Entrepreneurial University

Foss, Lene; Gibson, David V. (eds.) Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology 2015-05-27

Global recessions and structural economic shifts are motivating government and business leaders worldwide to increasingly look to “their” universities to stimulate regional development and to contribute to national competiveness. The challenge is clear and the question is pressing: How will universities respond? The Entrepreneurial University: Context and Institutional Change presents in-depth case narratives of ten … Read More

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Diagnostics for a Globalized World

Thore, Sten; Tarverdyan, Ruzanna 2015-04-29

How do you gauge the accomplishments of policy and its failures? While a number of nations are successful in optimizing a socio-economic welfare function, others are woefully falling short of the optimal frontier. Diagnostics for a Globalized World proposes a reformulation of the inherited theory of economic and social policy (codified in the 1950s by … Read More

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Texas Trade and Professional Association Directory 2014

Kellison, J. Bruce 2014-09

The 2014 Texas Trade and Professional Associations Directory is now available from the Bureau of Business Research at The University of Texas at Austin. The 2014 edition contains listings for more than 1000 organizations, including 600 that are new or updated since the 2011 volume was published. Most entries include website, e-mail, phone, and permanent … Read More

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The Texas Way: Money, Power, Politics, and Ambition at the University

Cunningham, William H.; Jones, Monty 2013-04

This engaging memoir details Bill Cunningham’s seven years as president of the University of Texas at Austin and his eight years as chancellor of the UT System. Along the way, he relates accounts of the important issues UT faced during that time, including fraternity hazing, affirmative action, the demise of the Southwest Conference and the … Read More

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Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done

Markman, Arthur B. 2012-12

Think smart people are just born that way? Think again. Drawing on diverse studies of the mind, from psychology to linguistics, philosophy, and learning science, Art Markman, Ph.D., demonstrates the difference between “smart thinking” and raw intelligence, showing readers how memory works, how to learn effectively, and how to use knowledge to get things done. … Read More

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The Innovation Butterfly: Managing Emergent Opportunities and Risks During Distributed Innovation

Anderson, Edward G., Jr.; Joglekar, Nitin G. 2012-06

“Product and service innovations are the result of mutually interacting creative and coordination tasks within a system that has to balance technical decisions, marketplace taste, personnel management, and stakeholder commitment. The constituent elements of such systems are often scattered across multiple firms and across the globe and constitute a complex system consisting of many interacting … Read More

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Global Perspectives on Technology Transfer and Commercialization: Building Innovative Ecosystems

Butler, John Sibley; Gibson, David V. 2011-05-11

As we move further into the 21st century, increasing emphasis is being placed on the importance of technology transfer. Through new research and practices, scholars, practitioners and policymakers have made great strides in broadening our understanding and ability to implement technology transfer and commercialization processes. The fruit of that research is collected in this timely … Read More

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Texas Trade and Professional Associations Directory 2011

Kellison, J. Bruce 2011

The new 2011 Texas Trade and Professional Associations Directory is now available from the Bureau of Business Research at The University of Texas at Austin. The 2011 edition contains 1076 entries, over 200 more than the previous edition, and is available in book or electronic form. Most entries include up-to-date website, e-mail, phone, and permanent … Read More

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The Development of University-Based Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: Global Practices

Fetters, Michael L.; Greene, Patricia G.; Rice, Mark P.; Butler, John Sibley (eds.) 2010-10

Entrepreneurship and innovation are increasingly viewed as key contributors to global economic and social development. University-based entrepreneurship ecosystems provide a supportive context in which entrepreneurship and innovation can thrive. In that vein, this book provides critical insight based on cutting-edge analyses of how to frame, design, launch, and sustain efforts in the area of entrepreneurship. … Read More

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Energy and Innovation: Structural Change and Policy Implications

van Geenhuizen, Marina; Nuttall, W. J.; Gibson, David; Oftedal, Elin International Series on Technology Policy and Innovation 2010

The move towards sustainable energy production and use is one of the most challenging and profound changes currently taking place in the world’s established and emerging economies. Energy and Innovation presents a series of informative case studies from Norway, the United Kingdom, Poland, the United States, Russia, Japan, and China that demonstrate how the pace … Read More

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An American Story: Mexican American Entrepreneurship and Wealth Creation

Butler, John Sibley; Morales, Alfonso; Torres, David L. (eds.) International Series on Technology Policy and Innovation 2009-08-15

In an atmosphere where the Mexican American population is viewed in terms of immigrant labor, this edited book examines the strong tradition of wealth creation and business creation within this population. In the introduction, readers are presented with enterprises such as Latin Works and Real Links, which represent large, successful, and middle-size businesses. Chapters span … Read More

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Tools for Innovation

Markman, Arthur B.; Wood, Kristin L. (eds.) 2009-08-13

“The science behind the practical methods that drive new ideas.” It is widely known that innovation is crucial to sustain success in business, government, and engineering. But capturing the effective means of fostering innovation remains elusive. How can organizations actively promote innovation, which arises from a complex combination of cognition and domain expertise? Researchers across … Read More

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Value-Added Partnering and Innovation in a Changing World

van Geenhuizen, Marina; Trzmielak, Dariusz; Gibson, David V.; Urbaniak, Maciej International Series on Technology Policy and Innovation 2008-10-01

Value-Added Partnering and Innovation in a Changing World is a state-of-the-art book covering the relationships between technology, policy, and firms’ management in many parts of the globe, including Eastern Europe. The conclusions are management- and policy… Read More

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Challenges of the Muslim World: Present, Future and Past

Cooper, William; Yue, Piyu International Symposia in Economic Theory and Econometrics 2008-03-28

This book provides a data-based approach to present and future developments in the Muslim world. This is an unusual approach to this topic that highlights important underlying forces in current and projected future economic and social behaviour that range from prices of gasoline to terrorism and related activities. In the context of the rich histories … Read More

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Connecting People, Ideas, and Resources Across Communities

Gibson, David V.; Heitor, Manuel; Ibarra-Yunez, Alejandro International Series on Technology Policy and Innovation 2007-02-28

The challenge of connecting people, ideas, and resources across communities stems from the quest for enhanced competition and cooperation in an increasingly interconnected world. At the same time, the basic infrastructure to foster wealth creation is asymmetrically distributed across regions of the globe. Evidence seems clear that through deepening networks in sub-regions of the world, … Read More

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Regional Development and Conditions for Innovation in the Network Society

van Geenhuizen, Marina; Gibson, David V.; Heitor, Manuel International Series on Technology Policy and Innovation 2005-10-17

Scholars from different disciplines and perspectives increasingly recognize that modern regional economic growth critically depends on factors like active networking, favorable institutions, entrepreneurial spirit and a fast production and circulation of knowledge. Regional Development and Conditions for Innovation in the Network Society is organized in three main parts. Part I, titled “Emerging Concepts and Approaches,” … Read More

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Learning and Knowledge for the Network Society

Gibson, David V.; Heitor, Manuel V.; Ibarra-Yúnez, Alejandro International Series on Technology Policy and Innovation 2005

Innovation is a key driving force for sustainable growth, especially in emerging economies, and the shaping of regional policies that stimulate localized learning and innovation is the foundation for this growth. This book examines the challenges that decision makers face as they strive to develop policies that spur technology-based development and cooperation. In general, the … Read More

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Knowledge for Inclusive Development

Conceição, Pedro; Gibson, David V.; Heitor, Manuel V.; Sirilli, Giorgio; Veloso, Francisco International Series on Technology Policy and Innovation 2002

The way to promote “inclusive development,” the process of development that includes every citizen in any country, has become a wide-ranging puzzle. These essays examine the role of education and the university in economic development. Contributors to this volume contend that “knowledge” – ideas, skills, and education – is increasingly important for economic development. After … Read More

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The Knowledge Seekers: How to Turn Your Community into an Engine for Economic Success

Porter, W. Arthur 2001

The author argues that a new type of institution, a "Center for the Performing Sciences," is necessary to efficiently close the gap between research and the application of innovation. Such a center would operate as a public-private partnership, bridging government, industry, and academia. It would be free of some of the competing priorities of academic … Read More

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Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy: Opportunities and Challenges for the Knowledge Economy

Conceição, Pedro; Gibson, David V.; Heitor, Manuel V.; Shariq, Syed International Series on Technology Policy and Innovation 2000

Despite the unprecedented development and growth of knowledge during the 20th century, the evolution of a peaceful 21st century will depend on our ability to address the challenges of prosperity, sustainability, and security. From these challenges, this collection seeks to devise a research agenda to help us to understand better the knowledge-based economy. Science and … Read More

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Zero Time

Yeh, Raymond T.; Pearlson, Keri E.; Kozmetsky, George 2000

In the rapidly emerging, global digital business environment, the speed of change will be limited only by the laws of physics. What kind of organizations will thrive in such a world? According to the Theory of Relativity, time stands still for an object traveling at the speed of light. Therefore, viable companies in the near … Read More

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The Knowledge Seekers: Creating Centers for the Performing Sciences

Porter, W. Arthur 1998

The author argues that a new type of institution, a "Center for the Performing Sciences," is necessary to efficiently close the gap between research and the application of innovation. Such a center would operate as a public-private partnership, bridging government, industry, and academia. It would be free of some of the competing priorities of academic … Read More

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R&D Collaboration on Trial: The Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC)

Gibson, David V.; Rogers, Everett M. 1994

Shaken by the dramatic inroads made by Japanese competitors into high-tech electronics, a number of U.S. electronic firms joined forces in 1982 to form the first U.S. for-profit research consortium: MCC (Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp.). Since then more than 200 other consortia have been formed in a variety of industries. The authors describe MCC’s … Read More

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Commercializing Technology Resources for Competitive Advantage

Konecci, Eugene B.; Kozmetsky, George; Smilor, Raymond W.; Gill, Michael D. Jr 1986-09

Monograph on various aspects of technology commercialization, including sections on technology commercialization and regional economic development; commercializing research and development from U.S. federal laboratories; U.S. international competitiveness; and technology marketing. Appendices present data on U.S. research and development patterns in the public and private sectors, on institutional developments for capital formation and technology commercialization, and … Read More

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Building Indigenous Companies: Private/Public Infrastructures for Economic Growth and Diversification

Kozmetsky, George; Smilor, Raymond W. 1986-05

This monograph brings together selected articles and IC2 Institute research on the topic of regional economic development through the growth of locally founded (or "indigenous") companies, in contrast to development relying primarily on industrial relocation. It provides a framework for understanding and implementing new approaches to economic growth and diversification at the community and regional … Read More