Research and Innovation Policies in the New Global Economy

Research and Innovation Policies in the New Global Economy

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'The book is quite valuable, with its broad international coverage of state activities in the area of research and innovation support. It should also foster serious debates on the balance between public and private efforts in research and innovation.' - Mats Benner, Journal of Economic Literature '. . . this book provides the reader with a valuable summary of national public policy approaches to research and innovation at the end of the twentieth century and is a useful addition to the shelves of industrial policy experts.' - David Gray, Entrepreneurship and Innovation The book analyses the evolution of research and innovation policies in the world's leading countries. The last decade has witnessed a radical transformation of the landscape shaped after World War II, as described in the seminal collection edited by Richard Nelson in the early 1990s. Even though national systems have inherited different institutional arrangements and trajectories, analyses show three major converging trends in their public policies. There has been a retraction from support to large firms and programmes and a shift toward small to medium enterprises and the innovation infrastructure; the focus on public research and training capabilities is growing; and there has been a redesign of public intervention with the growing role of regions and states on one hand and multinational authorities on the other, particularly in the European Union.Between 1968 and 1998 about 2500 billion Lira were allocated, of which 1640 billion Lira were granted to firms. ... between the financial auditing and the technical analysis of each project - while formerly IMI was responsible for both, now theanbsp;...

Title:Research and Innovation Policies in the New Global Economy
Author:Philippe Lar‰do, Philippe Mustar
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing -


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