Efficiency of Research and Innovation Systems for Economic Growth and Employment
AbstractThe concept of a holistic innovation policy is defined in this paper, and it is discussed what it is, why it is relevant and how it can be implemented. One of the main conclusions is that the innovation policies in European countries are still linear (and not holistic), in spite of the fact that the linear view has been completely abandoned by innovation researchers – and replaced by a systemic view on innovation processes. Why innovation policy is still linear is also discussed. Further it is noted that a considerable number of EU Member States have created public organizations (Councils) for innovation and/or research policy placed above ministries and usually chaired by the Prime Minister. The role and character of these bodies is discussed. The empirical results are based on a questionnaire sent to 23 EU Member States, out of which 19 (83%) responded. The work with this report was carried out for the European Research and Innovation Area Committee (ERAC) of the European Commission (DG RTD).
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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 02 Jun 2014
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Innovation; Innovation Policy; Holistic innovation policy; Research policy; The linear view; Systems of innovation;
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- NEP-ALL-2014-06-14 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2014-06-14 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-INO-2014-06-14 (Innovation)
- NEP-KNM-2014-06-14 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-SBM-2014-06-14 (Small Business Management)
- NEP-TID-2014-06-14 (Technology & Industrial Dynamics)
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