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Designing Innovation Policies for Development: Towards a Systemic Experimentation-based Approach

In: Handbook of Innovation Systems and Developing Countries


  • Cristina Chaminade
  • Bengt-åke Lundvall
  • Jan Vang
  • K. J. Joseph


This Handbook is the first attempt to adapt the IS approach to developing countries from a theoretical and empirical viewpoint. The Handbook brings eminent scholars in economics, innovation and development studies together with promising young researchers to review the literature and push theoretical boundaries. They critically review the IS approach and its adequacy for developing countries, discuss the relationship between IS and development, and address the question of how it should be adapted to the realities of developing nations.

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  • Cristina Chaminade & Bengt-åke Lundvall & Jan Vang & K. J. Joseph, 2009. "Designing Innovation Policies for Development: Towards a Systemic Experimentation-based Approach," Chapters, in: Bengt-Åke Lundvall & K. J. Joseph & Cristina Chaminade & Jan Vang (ed.), Handbook of Innovation Systems and Developing Countries, chapter 13, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eechap:12943_13

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