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Building Inclusive Innovation Systems in Developing Countries: Challenges for IS Research

In: Handbook of Innovation Systems and Developing Countries


  • Tilman Altenburg


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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  • Tilman Altenburg, 2009. "Building Inclusive Innovation Systems in Developing Countries: Challenges for IS Research," Chapters, in: Bengt-Åke Lundvall & K. J. Joseph & Cristina Chaminade & Jan Vang (ed.), Handbook of Innovation Systems and Developing Countries, chapter 2, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eechap:12943_2

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