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The ecological system of innovation: A new architectural framework for a functional evidence-based platform for science and innovation policy

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  • Yawson, Robert M.

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Models on innovation, for the most part, do not include a comprehensive and end-to-end view. Most innovation policy attention seems to be focused on the capacity to innovate and on input factors such as R&D investment, scientific institutions, human resources and capital. Such inputs frequently serve as proxies for innovativeness and are correlated with intermediate outputs such as patent counts and outcomes such as GDP per capita. While this kind of analysis is generally indicative of innovative behaviour, it is less useful in terms of discriminating causality and what drives successful strategy or public policy interventions. This situation has led to the developing of new frameworks for the innovation system led by National Science and Technology Policy Centres across the globe. These new models of innovation are variously referred to as the National Innovation Ecosystem. There is, however, a fundamental question that needs to be answered: what elements should an innovation policy include, and how should such policies be implemented? This paper attempts to answer this question.

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  • Yawson, Robert M., 2009. "The ecological system of innovation: A new architectural framework for a functional evidence-based platform for science and innovation policy," MPRA Paper 33179, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Thomas Finholt, 2003. "Collaboratories as a new form of scientific organization," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(1), pages 5-25.
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    1. Yawson, Robert M. & Greiman, Bradley C., 2017. "Strategic flexibility analysis of agrifood nanotechnology skill needs identification," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 118(C), pages 184-194.
    2. Ben R. Martin, 2015. "R&D Policy Instruments: A Critical Review of What We Do & Don't Know," Working Papers wp476, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge.
    3. Óscar Afonso & Sara Monteiro & Maria Thompson, 2010. "A Growth Model for the Quadruple Helix Innovation Theory," FEP Working Papers 370, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
    4. Leceta, José Manuel & Renda, Andrea & Könnölä, Totti & Simonelli, Felice, 2017. "Unleashing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe: People, Places and Policies," CEPS Papers 12268, Centre for European Policy Studies.
    5. Oscar Afonso & Sara Monteiro & Maria Thompson, 2011. "A growth model for the quadruple helix," Journal of Business Economics and Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(5), pages 849-865, September.
    6. Andrea Renda, 2016. "Selecting and Designing European ICT Innovation Policies," JRC Working Papers JRC103661, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
    7. Walravens, Nils, 2014. "A critical exploration of the Brussels app economy and mobile city services scene," 25th European Regional ITS Conference, Brussels 2014 101383, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).

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    Keywords

    Innovation; Delphi Method; Balanced Scorecard; Quadruple Helix Theory; Analytic Hierarchy Process; Ecological System of Innovation; Framework; Systems Dynamics;

    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • D2 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations
    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy
    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance

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