Chapter 1 Introduction to Small Firms and U.S. Technology Policy
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This is the introductory chapter to the book. While much has been written about the SBIR program from both an institutional perspective and a policy perspective, there remains a void of general information about the firms and research projects that are funded through the SBIR program. This book provides a multi-dimensional, descriptive picture of such firms and their projects to help the reader appreciate what is referred to as the social benefits of the program.