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Challenges for European Innovation Policy

Cohesion and Excellence from a Schumpeterian Perspective Edited by Slavo Radosevic, Professor of Industry and Innovation Studies, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, UK and Anna Kaderabkova, Director, Centre for Economic Studies in Prague, Czech Republic
This book uniquely applies the Schumpeterian innovation policy perspective to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. A broadly defined framework of the science, technology, innovation and growth system underpins the empirical and conceptual analysis of the critical issues including demand, FDI, finance and education.
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Publication Date: 2011
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Evolutionary Economics
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Economics of Innovation
This book uniquely applies the Schumpeterian innovation policy perspective to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). A broadly defined framework of the science, technology, innovation and growth system underpins the empirical and conceptual analysis of the critical issues including demand, FDI, finance and education.

Specifically, the expert contributors address the (in)capacity of CEE to play a more significant role in the knowledge-based competitiveness of the EU. They question whether it is possible to bolster this capacity with innovation-/technology-/industry-specific policies, and discuss the changes required at EU and individual country levels to remove sector- and industry-specific obstacles to greater competitiveness based on innovation. Policies are analysed from the perspective of growth, and the conclusions drawn are relevant to education, the labour market and competition policy.

This highly original, explicit and systematic study will prove an illuminating read for academics, researchers, students and policy makers focusing on a range of areas including economics, heterodox economics, European studies, technology and innovation.
‘Overall, this book is successful in achieving its goals. It is theoretically informed and sophisticated, empirically rich, up-to-date, and laced throughout with trenchant economic policy analysis. Taken as whole, the essays in this book go beyond furthering our knowledge about the unique institutional and economic contexts within which innovation occurs in new Member States of the EU and develops a strong theoretical framework with which to discuss innovation policies in countries in transition. Both EU policy-makers and countries in transition seeking to formulate a technology policy to further their economic and industrial development will ?nd the insights of this book valuable.’
– Zafer Sonmez, Science & Public Policy
Contributors: P. Aghion, J. Edler, H. Harmgart, A. Kaderabkova, R. Narula, S. Radosevic, A. Reid, A. Reinstaller, F. Unterlass, N. Weisshaar
Contents:

1. Innovation Policy in Multi-Tier Europe: Introduction
Anna Kaderabkova and Slavo Radosevic

2. Challenges of Converging Innovation Policies in a Multi-Tier Europe: A Neo-Schumpeterian Perspective
Slavo Radosevic

3. Fostering Growth in CEE Countries: A Country-tailored Approach to Growth Policy
Philippe Aghion, Heike Harmgart and Natalia Weisshaar

4. Sectoral Innovation Modes and Level of Economic Development: Implications for Innovation Policy in the New Member States
Andreas Reinstaller and Fabian Unterlass

5. EU Innovation Policy: One Size Doesn’t Fit All!
Alasdair Reid

6. Attracting and Embedding R&D in Multinational Firms: Policy Options for EU New Member States
Rajneesh Narula

7. Innovation in EU CEE: The Role of Demand-based Policy
Jakob Edler

8. Innovation Policy Options for ‘Catching Up’ by the EU CEE Member States
Philippe Aghion, Andreas Reinstaller, Fabian Unterlass, Jakob Edler, Anna Kaderabkova, Rajneesh Narula, Slavo Radosevic and Alasdair Reid

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