Blog: Science and Industry
Public support for science is related less to the wonder of scientific discovery than the expectation that scientific and technological advances will lead to new product, jobs, and economic growth. Recent evidence suggests that these outcomes are not certain. Fred Ledley argues that the public is often promised the benefits of scientific discoveries without adequate consideration of the business challenges inherent in translating science for public benefit.
Ledley, Fred D., 2014. Why does society support science? And how to meet the expectations?, Blog: Science and Industry.