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How Innovation Really Works

Using the trillion-dollar R&D fix to drive growth

Using proprietary data from National Science Foundation surveys,  Anne Marie Knott has devised a new measure — the Research Quotient (RQ) — to test some of the most-used and most-popular innovation prescriptions out there .

What does she find?

Many of these prescriptions don’t work and actually make firms worse. Knott provides some concrete advice for ways to reverse the damage; good news for managers and shareholders, not to mention anyone interested in overall economic growth.

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