This book aims to increase our knowledge of innovation policy by combining quantitative and qualitative assessments of innovation systems, and by adopting a progressive outlook on the conditions for an innovative Europe of tomorrow. Based on the latest developments in innovation research, the authors aim to draw practical and workable conclusions for policymakers.The first part of the book discusses the use of indicators to inform policy- making, progressively shifting emphasis from traditional to less traditional measures and from the national to the regional dimension. The second part investigates the internal dynamics of policy-making and explores the conditions to improve the effectiveness of innovation policies in Europe. New developments and challenges for the future are identified throughout, including the crucial problem of how to align existing institutions with potential challenges. In this way the book clearly demonstrates how the quality of policy governance will become an increasingly important driver for innovation performance of knowledge societies in Europe.
The book will have considerable appeal to innovation policymakers, and will also be of interest to academics and researchers working on innovation and knowledge systems.
Contents:IntroductionPART I: INFORMING INNOVATION POLICY: MEASUREMENT ISSUES1. Innovation Surveys and Policy: Lessons from the CISAnthony Arundel, Cati Bordoy, Pierre Mohnen and Keith Smith2. Innovation Scoreboards: Indicators and Policy UseAnthony Arundel and Hugo Hollanders3. Benchmarking Regions in the Enlarged Europe: Diversity in Knowledge Potential and Policy OptionsTheo Dunnewijk, Hugo Hollanders and Rene Wintjes4. How do Social Capital and Government Support Affect Innovation and Growth? Evidence from the EU Regional Support ProgrammesSemih Akcomak and Bas ter WeelPART II: IMPROVING INNOVATION POLICY: STRATEGIC ISSUES5. Innovation Governance in Dynamic Economies: Lessons from the OECD MONIT ProjectSvend Otto Remoe6. Innovation Policy for the Environment in the Netherlands and the EUAlbert Faber, Rene Kemp and Geert van der Veen7. Priority Setting in Technology Policy - Historical Developments and Recent TrendsHelmut Gassler, Wolfgang Polt and Christian Rammer8. Innovation Policy, Innovation in Policy: Policy Learning Within and Across Systems and ClustersClaire Nauwelaers and Rene Wintjes9. Innovation Policy in a Post-Lisbon Europe: Some ReflectionsLuc SoeteConclusionIndex
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