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National systems of innovation

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  • Zoltán J. Acs

    () (George Mason University)

  • David B. Audretsch

    () (Indiana University, Bloomington)

  • Erik E. Lehmann

    () (University of Augsburg)

  • Georg Licht

    () (ZEW – Centre for European Economic Research Mannheim)

Abstract

Abstract The perhaps broadest approach to economic performance at the level of a country is the concept of national systems of innovation. Despite the emergence of a compelling literature identifying the persistence of innovative activities and country specific institutional effects, evidence on the nature of national systems of innovation is still missing and a number of crucial questions and answers remain unanswered. To shed light on these issues, as of leading scholars of entrepreneurship and innovation was assembled from around the world for a conference on “National Systems of Entrepreneurship and Innovation” at the ZEW Mannheim in November 2014. This article draws on the NSI framework, sets it in a larger context, examines the logic of the approach and introduces the special issue by summarizing the papers presented at the conference and selected for this special issue.

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  • Zoltán J. Acs & David B. Audretsch & Erik E. Lehmann & Georg Licht, 2017. "National systems of innovation," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, vol. 42(5), pages 997-1008, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jtecht:v:42:y:2017:i:5:d:10.1007_s10961-016-9481-8
    DOI: 10.1007/s10961-016-9481-8
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    Keywords

    National systems of innovation; Innovation; Entrepreneurship;

    JEL classification:

    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • L53 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Enterprise Policy
    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights

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