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Cohesion and Competition of Europe: Policy Suggestions from The Perspective of Network and Entropy

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  • Umut Yilmaz Cetinkaya

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    (YNR Consulting)

  • Erkan Erdil

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    (TEKPOL, Science and Technology Policy Studies, Middle East Technical University)

This study analyzes the innovativeness of European Union in the context of European Research Area. Literature related with the Systems of Innovation, network studies, Framework Programmes and European Research Area will be used to establish a theoretical framework for a policy analysis. It forms a database from three different resources to establish a European Research and Innovation Network, appearing as a result of policy and programme implementations at the European level. The innovativeness of European Union is discussed for developing policy recommendations, benefiting from the theoretical arguments as well as from analytical studies, derived from network analysis and notion of entropy. It is observed that implementation of a relatively simple rule by European Commission, in addition to policies focusing on development of diversity and absorptive capacity of countries, which are structural holes, may make important contribution to improve the cohesion and competitiveness of European Research Area, as well as the innovativeness of European Union.

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Paper provided by STPS - Science and Technology Policy Studies Center, Middle East Technical University in its series STPS Working Papers with number 1505.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2015
Date of revision: Dec 2015
Handle: RePEc:met:stpswp:1505
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