1. Eu-SPRI Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy series

    Susana Borrás, Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, Jakob Edler, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Manchester Business School, UK, Stefan Kuhlmann, Science, Technology, and Policy Studies, University of Twente, The Netherlands, Ismael Rafols, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain and SPRU, University of Sussex, UK

    The aim of this series is to present some of the best and most original research emanating from the Eu-SPRI Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. The typical questions addressed by the books in the series will include, but not be limited to: What is the role of science, technology and innovation policy in the 21st century? How can policies cope with ‘grand social challenges’ in the areas of health, energy, security or the environment? Are there better ways to link governments’ science and innovation policies to other public policies? What are the innovation policy rationales and instruments for successfully fostering competitiveness and economic growth? Which public policies help to pro-actively shape responsible and legitimate technological innovation? How can public sector research be made more creative and effective? How can more intelligent interactions be achieved between investments in research and higher education policies for universities? How can the forces of globalisation and localisation be balanced?

Books in this series

TOTAL: 4
  1. Research Handbook on Innovation Governance for Emerging Economies

    Research Handbook on Innovation Governance for Emerging Economies

    Edited by Stefan Kuhlmann, Gonzalo Ordóñez-Matamoros
    Although in recent years some emerging economies have improved their performance in terms of R&D investment, outputs and innovative capacity, these countries are still blighted by extreme poverty, inequality and social exclusion. Hence, emerging countries are exposed to conditions which differ quite substantially from the dominant OECD model of innovation policy for development and welfare. This Research Handbook contributes to the debate by looking at how innovation theory, policy and practice interact, and explains different types of configurations in countries that are characterized by two contrasting but mutually reinforcing features: systemic failure and resourcefulness. Focusing on innovation governance and public policies, it aims to understand related governance failures and to explore options for alternative, more efficient approaches. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  2. Handbook of Innovation Policy Impact

    Handbook of Innovation Policy Impact

    Edited by Jakob Edler, Paul Cunningham, Abdullah Gök, Philip Shapira
    Innovation underpins competitiveness, is crucial to addressing societal challenges, and its support has become a major public policy goal. But what really works in innovation policy, and why? This Handbook, compiled by leading experts in the field, is the first comprehensive guide to understanding the logic and effects of innovation polices. The Handbook develops a conceptualisation and typology of innovation policies, presents meta-evaluations for 16 key innovation policy instruments and analyses evidence on policy-mix. For each policy instrument, underlying rationales and examples are presented, along with a critical analysis of the available impact evidence. Providing access to primary sources of impact analysis, the book offers an insightful assessment of innovation policy practice and its evaluation. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 270.00   Web: $ 243.00
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  3. Public Procurement for Innovation

    Public Procurement for Innovation

    Edited by Charles Edquist, Nicholas S Vonortas, Jon M Zabala-Iturriagagoitia, Jakob Edler
    This book focuses on Public Procurement for Innovation. Public Procurement for Innovation is a specific demand-side innovation policy instrument. It occurs when a public organization places an order for a new or improved product to fulfil certain needs that cannot be met at the moment of the order. The book provides evidence of the potential benefits to public and private actors from the selective use of this policy instrument and illustrates the requirements and constraints for its operationalization. The book intends to significantly improve the understanding of key determinants of effective public procurement aiming to promote innovative capabilities in the supplying sectors and beyond. It provides both case studies and conceptual contributions that help extend the frontier of our understanding in areas where there are still significant gaps. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 147.00   Web: $ 132.30
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 55.00   Web: $ 44.00
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  4. The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems

    The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems

    Edited by Susana Borrás, Jakob Edler
    Examining the ‘who’ (agents), ‘how’ (policy instruments) and ‘why’ (societal legitimacy) of the governance process, this book presents a conceptual framework about the governance of change in socio-technical systems. Bridging the gap between disciplinary fields, expert contributions provide innovative empirical cases of different modes of governing change. The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems offers a stepping-stone towards building a theory of governance of change and presents a new research agenda on the interaction between science, technology and society. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 119.00   Web: $ 107.10
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