L12 - NATS 1840 Lecture 13 - State Sponsored Technological...

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NATS 1840 – Lecture 13 - State Sponsored Technological Development - Technological and scientific development, state and private sector - Technology and private industry, science and the state - Industrial scientific and technological development, science and technology and private interests - Funding and directing of scientific research - Privatization of state run enterprises - State contributing resources, laws, facilitating finance, private sector unwillingness to support infrastructure - State regulation, legislation and infrastructure - Role of the state in innovation, private sector competitiveness and efficiency, privatization - Polymer Incorporated, WWII Canadian Crown corporation, synthetic rubber - Synthetic rubber and complex scientific knowledge (gasoline) - Synthetic rubber for private industry, saleable goods - Protected market, no commercial orientation, postwar over capacity - Advantages: Polymer scientists and synthetics, skilled scientists and advanced technology - PostwarCanadian Crown corporations sold off, "infant industry" request,
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