Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2014

Abstract

Scientific and technological innovations by highly skilled scientists and inventors are critical to the long-term economic health of the United States. These scientists enable the creation and flow of scientific research and technologies from public institutions such as universities to private firms and vice versa by forming vital linkages between them. The exchange of new ideas and the commercialization of promising scientific and technological innovations have resulted in the formation of new high-technology startups, growth opportunities within entrepreneurial and established science-based firms, and jobs creation. These form the backbone of the scientific innovation ecosystem in the United States. A potential brain drain of scientists and inventors from the United States, or a failure to attract them to the United States at previous levels, could challenge its leading role in science and technology, and undermine its long-term economic resilience.

Discipline

Business | Strategic Management Policy | Technology and Innovation

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Nature Biotechnology

Volume

32

Issue

9

First Page

953

Last Page

958

ISSN

1087-0156

Identifier

10.1038/nbt.3016

Publisher

Nature

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt.3016

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