State Science and Technology: Best Practices

In a global economy it will be difficult for states to maintain an economic base as low-cost producers of goods and services. States must, therefore, foster innovation and entrepreneurship in order to bring advanced technologies to market ahead of their global competitors. If our country is to maintain its current standard of living, then government must support innovation, particularly in science and technology, where it already has a competitive advantage over other nations.

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About the Authors
Marc Holzer is chair and professor of the Graduate Department of Public Administration, Rutgers University-Newark and executive director of the National Center for Public Productivity. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of Michigan. Holzer is a past president of the American Society for Public Administration (2000–2001) and a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Richard Schwester is a senior research associate for the National Center for Public Productivity in the Graduate Department of Public Administration, Rutgers University—Newark. Schwester received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his M.A. from Rutgers University-Newark, both in political science.