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4 Method
Pages 107-111

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From page 107...
... The committee later met numerous times via conference call to refine its recommendations as it consulted with additional experts. Final coordination involved extensive e-mail interactions as the committee sought to avail itself of the technology that is pervading modern decision-making and making the world "flat," in the words of Thomas Friedman (see Chapter 1)
From page 108...
... The committee used those documents as a means to review the work of many other groups. Some were individual writers and scholars1 and others were blue ribbon groups, such as the one chaired by former Senator John Glenn, which produced the report Before It's Too Late2 for the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century and others at the Council on Competitiveness,3 Center for Strategic and International Studies,4 Business Roundtable,5 Taskforce on the Future of American Innovation,6 President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology,7 National Science Board,8 and other National Academies committees, such as those which produced A Patent System for the 21st Century,9 Policy Implications of International Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars in the United States,10 and Advanced Research Instrumentation and Facili 1R.
From page 109...
... Group members were asked to identify ways the United States can successfully compete, prosper, and be secure in the global community of the 21st century. Their contributions were compiled with the results of the literature search and with recommendations gathered during committee interviews.
From page 110...
... Ensure that the United States is the premier place in the world to innovate; invest in downstream activities such as manufacturing and marketing; and create high-paying jobs that are based on innovation by modernizing the patent system, realigning tax policies to encourage innovation and the location of resulting facilities in the United States, and ensuring affordable broadband access. Unless the nation has the science and engineering experts and the resources to generate new ideas, and unless it encourages the transition of those ideas through policies that enhance the innovation environment, we will not continue to prosper in an age of globalization.
From page 111...
... Although the committee consists of leaders from academe, industry, and government -- including several current and former industry chief executive officers, university presidents, researchers (including three Nobel prize winners) , and former presidential appointees -- the array of topics and policies covered in this study is so broad that it was impossible to assemble a committee of 20 members with directly relevant expertise in each.

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