The Technical Enterprise: Present and Future Patterns

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The Technical Enterprise: Present and Future Patterns

By Herbert I. Fusfeld
Ballinger, 1986
328 pp. $29.95

As technical advance becomes more complex, more interdisciplinary and more costly, research and development outrun the capacity of most companies. This book, by the director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy at NYU's business school, explores a wide range of resulting problems and tells a great deal about what companies, and some governments, have done. Unfortunately, it does not go as far as one would like in discussing such difficult issues as the effect of cooperative research on competition or the conflicts between national policies and the internationalization of business.

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