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The Theory And Practice Of Innovation Policy

The Theory And Practice Of Innovation Policy

An International Research Handbook

Ruud E. Smits , Stefan Kuhlmann , Phillip Shapira

Edited by Ruud E. Smits, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Stefan Kuhlmann, University of Twente, The Netherlands and Philip Shapira, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK, and Georgia Institute of Technology, US

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2010 496 pp Hardback 978 1 84542 848 8
2012 Paperback 978 1 84980 444 8
ebook isbn 978 1 84980 442 4

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Series: PRIME Series on Research and Innovation Policy in Europe



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‘This Handbook is a most helpful guide both for scholars and for experts in charge of innovation policy. It takes a systemic approach, recognising the importance of learning processes including policy learning. It documents the close interaction between analytical work on innovation and the formulation and implementation of innovation policy. The list of authors includes leading experts from Europe and the US, and the topics span from research policy and intellectual property rights to military innovation and technology assessment. The introduction and the final chapter bring together the contributions in a common framework and raise pertinent questions about the role of national innovation policy strategies in relation to globalisation and the current financial crisis.’
– Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Aalborg University, Denmark

Contents
Contributors: A. Bergek, K. Blind, P. Boekholt, B. Carlsson, C. Chaminade, S.E. Cozzens, B. Dankbaar, P. den Hertog, J. Edler, C. Edquist, L. Elg, S.J.H. Graham, D.H. Guston, M. Hekkert, S. Jacobsson, S. Kuhlmann, B.R. Martin, J. Molas-Gallart, D. Sarewitz, P. Shapira, K. Smith, R. Smits, M. Teubal, R. van Merkerk, G. Vissers

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‘This volume is a valuable contribution to the growing literature on innovation systems and innovation policy. It gives the reader a strong grip on the latest thinking in the field on both sides of the Atlantic, while at the same time providing a solid grounding in the classics. I will certainly recommend these essays highly to my colleagues and assign them to my students.’
– David M. Hart, George Mason University, US

‘This Handbook is a most helpful guide both for scholars and for experts in charge of innovation policy. It takes a systemic approach, recognising the importance of learning processes including policy learning. It documents the close interaction between analytical work on innovation and the formulation and implementation of innovation policy. The list of authors includes leading experts from Europe and the US, and the topics span from research policy and intellectual property rights to military innovation and technology assessment. The introduction and the final chapter bring together the contributions in a common framework and raise pertinent questions about the role of national innovation policy strategies in relation to globalisation and the current financial crisis.’
– Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Aalborg University, Denmark

This comprehensive Handbook explores the interactions between the practice, policy, and theory of innovation. The goal is twofold: to increase insight into this dynamic process, searching for options to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of both policy and innovative practice, and to identify conceptual or empirical lacunae and questions that can guide future research. The Handbook is a joint project from 24 prominent scholars in the field, and although each chapter reveals the insights of its respective authors, two overarching theoretical perspectives provide unique coherence and consistency throughout.

This original reference work will not only provide valuable insights for scholars and students on innovation studies, but also to policymakers and practitioners.

Full table of contents

Contents:

1. Introduction. A Systemic Perspective: The Innovation Policy Dance
Stefan Kuhlmann, Philip Shapira and Ruud Smits

PART I: DRIVING FORCES OF INNOVATION PRACTICE, THEORY AND POLICY
2. Inside the Public Scientific System: Changing Modes of Knowledge Production
Ben R. Martin

3. The Changing Role of the Firm
Ben Dankbaar and Geert Vissers

4. Globalisation and Innovation Systems: Policy Issues
Keith Smith

PART II: EVOLUTION OF THE INNOVATION SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE
5. Rationales for Public Policy Intervention in the Innovation Process: Systems of Innovation Approach
Cristina Chaminade and Charles Edquist

6. Functionality of Innovation Systems as a Rationale for and Guide to Innovation Policy
Anna Bergek, Staffan Jacobsson, Marko Hekkert and Keith Smith

7. Reflections on the Co-evolution of Innovation Theory, Policy and Practice: The Emergence of the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems
Bo Carlsson, Lennart Elg and Staffan Jacobsson

PART III: ONGOING AND NEW ISSUES OF INNOVATION POLICY
8. Innovation and Small and Midsize Enterprises: Innovation Dynamics and Policy Strategies
Philip Shapira

9. Co-evolution of Intellectual Property Protections and Innovation: The Case of ‘Continuation’ Patents in the United States
Stuart J.H. Graham

10. The Use of the Regulatory Framework for Innovation Policy
Knut Blind

11. Innovation, Defence and Security
Jordi Molas-Gallart

12. Demand-Based Innovation Policy
Jakob Edler

13. Managing the Soft Side of Innovation: How do Practitioners, Researchers and Policymakers Deal with Service Innovation?
Pim den Hertog

14. The Evolution of Innovation Paradigms and their Influence on Research, Technological Development and Innovation Policy Instruments
Patries Boekholt

PART IV: NEW DYNAMICS IN THE INNOVATION POLICY DANCE
15. Innovation and Inequality
Susan E. Cozzens

16. The Role of Technology Assessment in Systemic Innovation Policy
Ruud Smits, Rutger van Merkerk, David H. Guston and Daniel Sarewitz

17. A System-Evolutionary Approach for Innovation Policy
Ruud Smits, Stefan Kuhlmann and Morris Teubal

18. An Outlook on Innovation Policy, Theory and Practice
Philip Shapira, Ruud Smits and Stefan Kuhlmann

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