Engineering Knowledge

Rosenberg, Nathan and Steinmueller, Edward W (2013) Engineering Knowledge. Industrial and Corporate Change. ISSN 0960-6491

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Abstract

The 19th- and early 20th-century history of US university research in agriculture, aviation, and chemicals illustrates how universities assumed central roles not only in advancing the frontier of knowledge but also in pioneering new means for diffusing and exploiting this knowledge. We highlight features of the engineering knowledge of this period that distinguished it from scientific knowledge, the interplay between public and private initiatives that supported changes in the roles of universities, and the contemporary implications of this history.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper accepted subject to revisions. Revisions to be submitted by 30 June 2012
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T0173.2 Technological change
Depositing User: Ed Steinmueller
Date Deposited: 01 May 2013 08:42
Last Modified: 01 May 2013 08:42
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39779
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