Fwd: John Kao: Can Governments Till the Fields of Innovation? (NYT)

Mon, 22 Jun 2009 00:41:51 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul

UNBOXED
By STEVE LOHR



INNOVATION — the tricky, many-step process by which ideas become products
and services — has typically been seen, studied and celebrated at the micro
level, as a pursuit for entrepreneurs and clever companies.

But governments are increasingly wading into the innovation game, declaring
innovation agendas and appointing senior innovation officials. The impetus
comes from two fronts: daunting challenges in fields like energy, the
environment and health care that require collaboration between the public
and private sectors; and shortcomings of traditional economic development
and industrial policies.

June 21, 2009
Copyright 2009 The New York Times Company
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/21/technology/21unboxed.html

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