The Resource The scientist and the spy : a true story of China, the FBI, and industrial espionage, Mara Hvistendahl

The scientist and the spy : a true story of China, the FBI, and industrial espionage, Mara Hvistendahl

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The scientist and the spy : a true story of China, the FBI, and industrial espionage
Title
The scientist and the spy
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a true story of China, the FBI, and industrial espionage
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Mara Hvistendahl
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True story of China, the FBI, and industrial espionage
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eng
Summary
"A riveting true story of industrial espionage in which a Chinese-born scientist is convicted of trying to steal U.S. trade secrets, by a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction. In September 2011, sheriff's deputies in Iowa encountered three neatly dressed Asian men at a cornfield that had been leased by Monsanto to grow corn from patented hybrids. What began as a routine inquiry into potential trespassing blossomed into a federal court case that saw one of the men -- Mo Hailong, also known as Robert Mo -- plead guilty to conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. agro-giants DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto on behalf of the China-based DBN Group, one of the country's largest seed companies. The Mo case was part of the U.S. government's efforts to stanch the rising flow of industrial espionage by Chinese companies -- some with the assistance of the Chinese government itself -- on American companies. And it's not an isolated one. Economic espionage costs U.S. companies billions of dollars a year in lost revenue. As former Attorney General Eric Holder once put it, 'There are only two categories of companies affected by trade secret theft: Those that know they've been compromised and those that don't know it yet.' Using the story of Mo and of others involved in the case, journalist Mara Hvistendahl uncovers the fascinating and disquieting phenomenon of industrial espionage as China marches toward technological domination."--
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10844340
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Hvistendahl, Mara
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364.16/8
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index present
LC call number
HV7561
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • United States
  • Business intelligence
  • Business intelligence
  • Confidential business information
  • Spies
  • Agricultural industries
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adult
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a true story of China, the FBI, and industrial espionage
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The scientist and the spy : a true story of China, the FBI, and industrial espionage, Mara Hvistendahl
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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24 cm
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First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780735214286
Lccn
2019037842
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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The scientist and the spy : a true story of China, the FBI, and industrial espionage, Mara Hvistendahl
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780735214286
Lccn
2019037842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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