Get Off the Grass PDF ePub eBook

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Get Off the Grass free pdf New Zealanders work harder and earn less than most other people in the developed world. Get Off the Grass is about how we can change that. In a brilliant intellectual adventure that takes us from David Ricardo and Adam Smith to economic geography and the science of complex networks, Shaun Hendy and Paul Callaghan tell us to 'get off the grass!' and start exporting knowledge rather than nature. The key to increasing New Zealand's prosperity, they argue, is innovation in high-tech niches. If we are going catch up with the countries that lure our young people away, we will need to learn to innovate like a city of four million people- we will need to start taking science seriously- we will need to start seeing ourselves as people of learning, not just of the land - and we will need to put our money where our mouths are.

About Shaun Hendy

Professor Shaun Hendy is deputy director of the MacDiarmid Institute and an Industry and Outreach Fellow at Industrial Research Ltd. In 2012 he won the Callaghan Medal and the Prime Minister's Science Media Communication Prize. Professor Sir Paul Callaghan (1947-2012- GNZM, FRS, FRSNZ) was one of New Zealand's most celebrated scientists. He was the 2011 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year.

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Author : Shaun Hendy
Publisher : Auckland University Press
Data Published : 12 August 2013
ISBN : 1869407628
EAN : 9781869407629
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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