Employment Growth from Public Support of Innovation in Small Firms Employment Growth from Public Support of Innovation in Small Firms
Albert N. Link and John T. Scott
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177 pp. 2012
$40.00 cloth 9780880993869
$18.00 paper 9780880993852

Link and Scott provide a statistical assessment of the employment growth associated with public support of R&D in small, entrepreneurial firms through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. While on the surface the SBIR program is generally intended to stimulate innovation leading to commercialization, and this is how government and scholars have historically judged the program, Link and Scott suggest that it may be assessed from a different perspective. To them, the extent to which long-term job creation results from public support of R&D should be evaluated.