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Measuring systemic problems in National Innovation Systems. An application to Thailand

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  • Chaminade, Cristina
  • Intarakumnerd, Patarapong
  • Sapprasert, Koson

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The paper contributes to research on innovation systems in general and, in particular, to the current debate on rationales for innovation policy by providing a framework to identify systemic problems in a given system of innovation and test the framework empirically. The data were drawn from the Thai Community Innovation Survey in the period after which a major change in the country's innovation system policy had been initiated. By hierarchical factor analysis, systemic problems are identified and grouped into four components: institution, network, Science and Technology infrastructure and other support services. The analysis allows researchers to investigate the mismatch between policies and problems and identify policy gaps.

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  • Chaminade, Cristina & Intarakumnerd, Patarapong & Sapprasert, Koson, 2012. "Measuring systemic problems in National Innovation Systems. An application to Thailand," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 41(8), pages 1476-1488.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:respol:v:41:y:2012:i:8:p:1476-1488 DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2012.04.004
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    Keywords

    Systemic problems; Innovation policy; National Innovation System; Hierarchical factor analysis; Thailand;

    JEL classification:

    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General

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