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Die Evolution der bundesdeutschen Forschungs- und Technologiepolitik: Rückblick und Bestandsaufnahme

  • Fier, Andreas
  • Harhoff, Dietmar

In Deutschland beanspruchen gleich zwei Ressorts, das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) sowie das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi) die Zuständigkeit für die deutsche Innovationspolitik. Dieses für den Bund offensichtlich bedeutsame Politikfeld eröffnet zum einen die Frage, auf welchen Prinzipien die gegenwärtige Forschungs-und Technologiepolitik aufgebaut ist und zum anderen, wie es gelingen soll, die wissenschaftlichen und wirtschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen für FuE-Aktivitäten zu verbessern. Dieser Beitrag widmet sich der industrieökonomischen Innovationsforschung und der Umsetzung ihrer Ergebnisse in der Wirtschaftspolitik. Ausgangspunkt ist ein Rückblick auf theoretische Konzepte, die seit den grundlegenden Studien von Arrows (1962) in der Literatur entwickelt worden sind. Dazu gehören die Entwicklung von Patentrennenmodellen, Modellen präemptiven Verhaltens und Überlegungen zur Funktionsweise von Wissensexternalitäten. Gerade das Konzept der "absorptiven Kapazität", Ende der 80er Jahre von Cohen und Levinthal vorgeschlagen, hat sich nicht nur in der volkswirtschaftlichen Forschung als wichtig erwiesen, sondern auch in der Betriebswirtschaftslehre. Den Fortschritten in der Wissenschaft steht eine Entwicklung in der Forschungs- und Innovationspolitik gegenüber, die nur mäßig von ökonomischen Konzepten beeinflusst worden ist. Nach Darstellung des Entwicklungsverlaufs der bundesdeutschen Innovationspolitik kommt eine Analyse des Förderinstrumentariums zu dem Schluss, dass insbesondere die Wirkungsforschung in Deutschland noch unterentwickelt ist und vor neuen Herausforderungen steht.

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