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U.S. Experiences Innovation Deficit, Book Claims

It is not surprising that Americans regard their country as an innovation goliath. The world's brightest scientists compete to study at its universities, its feistiest entrepreneurs dream of moving to Silicon Valley and its savviest consumers buy its iPads and software programs. Yet America's innovation advantage is fading rapidly; indeed, in a growing number of areas it has already turned into an innovation deficit.

In their book Innovation Economics, Robert Atkinson and Stephen Ezell, of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation in Washington, DC, document this claim in laborious detail and also explain why it is happening.

The authors argue that America is losing its appetite for innovation- or at least for the discipline that produces innovation - at exactly the same time that other countries are gaining theirs.

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Keywords: supply chain management, innovation in U.S. enterprises, U.S. losing innovative edge, U.S. in innovation war

In their book Innovation Economics, Robert Atkinson and Stephen Ezell, of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation in Washington, DC, document this claim in laborious detail and also explain why it is happening.

The authors argue that America is losing its appetite for innovation- or at least for the discipline that produces innovation - at exactly the same time that other countries are gaining theirs.

Read Full Article


Keywords: supply chain management, innovation in U.S. enterprises, U.S. losing innovative edge, U.S. in innovation war