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Description - Closing the Innovation Gap: Reigniting the Spark of Creativity in a Global Economy by Judy Estrin

One of the business world's most highly regarded innovators offers her ideas on how to close the innovation gap Is innovation magic, luck, or just another process to be managed? Are innovators born or taught? Written by one of the technology industry's most respected entrepreneurs and innovators, Closing the Innovation Gap answers those and other important questions for business leaders, entrepreneurs, public policy makers, academics, and anyone interested in America's future. Entrepreneur and former Cisco CTO Judy Estrin explores the evolution of science and technology after World War II to illustrate why innovation is so crucial to economic, social, and cultural development. Without a thriving "innovation ecosystem," says Estrin, the United States will not be able to leverage rapidly-changing conditions and prevail in the emerging global economy. She outlines the distinctive life-cycles of each area of this ecosystem-- research, development, and application--and goes on to describe the forces that are eroding it, explaining clearly how and why companies and countries lose their innovative edge. Then she offers practical advice and guidance on what business leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and educators can do to reignite the spark of scientific and technological creativity in organizations and the country.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071499873
ISBN-10: 0071499873
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 13-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Judy Estrin

Judy Estrin is CEO of JLABS, LLC. She cofounded seven technology companies and was chief technology officer at Cisco Systems. Serving on the board of directors of The Walt Disney Corporation and FedEx Corporation, Estrin is also a member of the technology advisory boards of Stanford's School of Engineering and Bio-X campus-wide interdisciplinary initiative. She has been named three times to Fortune magazine's list of the 50 most powerful women in American business.