In BOOKS, Edited Books by Weber

Luc E. Weber and James J. Duderstadt (eds)
Economica, Glion Colloquium Series Nr. 4, London, Paris, Genève, 2006

The Fifth Glion Colloquium, held in June 2005 in Switzerland, concerned the key relationship between research universities and the business sector. Participants included university leaders from Europe and the United States, along with senior officers of several global corporations, including Hewlett Packard, Dupont, Nestlé, Hoffman-La Roche, DaimlerChrysler, the Fraunhofer Institutes, and the Bank of England.

The emergence of a global, knowledge-driven economy has created an ever­ greater dependence of society, business and industry on research universities for advanced education, research and development, innovation and entrepreneurial activities. The papers contained in this book reflect both the consensus and dif­ ferences in the of the participants on these issues. In Part I, Luc Weber, James Duderstadt, Howard Newby & Alice Frost, Brenda Gourley & John Brennan, and Frans van Vught set the stage by considering the role of universities, business and govemment in meeting the needs of society. In part II Bertil Andersson, Anita Jones, Wayne Johnson, William Brody and Dennis Tsichritzis & Michael-Alexander Kreysel discuss the changing nature of knowledge transfer from the campus to industry. Part III presents the European perspective on university-business relationships, with contributions by Patrick Aebischer, Hervé Lebret & Jan-Anders Mânson, Peter Lorange & Sigvald Harryson, Richard Lambert, Horst Soboll and Klaus Müller. Part IV describes the American experience, with papers from Marye Anne Fox, Larry Faulkner, Wayne Johnson and Thomas Connelly. Part V is focused on the increasing concerns about human capital, particularly in key areas of science and engineering, with contributions from Georg Winckler & Martin Fieder, Wayne Johnson & Russel Jones, Wm. Wulf and Charles Vest. Finally, Part VI includes the dinner speech given by Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, CEO and President of Nestlé, and a concluding chapter in which the editors succinctly pull together the themes of all the papers and discussions.