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Handbook of Innovation Systems and Developing Countries

Building Domestic Capabilities in a Global Setting Edited by Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Professor of Economics, Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University, Denmark and Professor, Sciences-Po, Paris, France, K.J. Joseph, Professor, Centre for Development Studies, India, Cristina Chaminade, Professor of Innovation Studies, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Sweden and Jan Vang, Associate Professor, Copenhagen Institute of Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark
This Handbook is the first attempt to adapt the IS approach to developing countries from a theoretical and empirical viewpoint.

The Handbook brings eminent scholars in economics, innovation and development studies together with promising young researchers to review the literature and push theoretical boundaries. They critically review the IS approach and its adequacy for developing countries, discuss the relationship between IS and development, and address the question of how it should be adapted to the realities of developing nations.
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  • Development Studies
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Development Economics
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Innovation Policy
The innovation systems (IS) approach emerged as a theoretical framework in the industrialized world in the mid-1990s to explain innovation and growth in the developed world. This Handbook is the first attempt to adapt the IS approach to developing countries from a theoretical and empirical viewpoint.

The Handbook brings eminent scholars in economics, innovation and development studies together with promising young researchers to review the literature and push theoretical boundaries. They critically review the IS approach and its adequacy for developing countries, discuss the relationship between IS and development, and address the question of how it should be adapted to the realities of developing nations.

Spanning national, sectoral and regional innovation systems across Asia, Latin America and Africa, and written by the world’s leading scholars within the field, this comprehensive Handbook will strongly appeal to academics, researchers and students with an interest in innovation and technology in developing countries.
‘. . . this ambitious project definitely succeeds in putting together coherently a relatively recent body of research, and in arguing that a new policy approach to development is needed: one that puts knowledge accumulation at its core, that recognises the complex nature of learning processes and the need of new institutions to stimulate them. For the many who believe in the urgency of revising development strategies and policies in such a direction, this work is a must-read and a highly valuable teaching and reference aid. It is hoped that, as the editors themselves wish, it will serve as a stimulus for further theoretical and empirical efforts in this crucial field of research.’
– Elisabetta Marinelli, Science and Public Policy
Contributors: T. Altenburg, V. Arza, H. Barnard, T. Bromfield, C. Brundenius, J. Cantwell, C. Chaminade, M. Cimoli, S.E. Cozzens, G. Dosi, J. Fagerberg, K.J. Joseph, R. Kaplinsky, X. Liu, B.-Å. Lundvall, A. Marin, R.R. Nelson, R. Padilla-Pérez, C. Pietrobelli, R. Rabellotti, M. Srholec, J.E. Stiglitz, J. Sutz, J. Vang
Contents:

1. Innovation System Research and Developing Countries
Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Jan Vang, K.J. Joseph and Cristina Chaminade

PART I: INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT
2. Building Inclusive Innovation Systems in Developing Countries: Challenges for IS Research
Tilman Altenburg

3. Innovation, Poverty and Inequality: Cause, Coincidence, or Co-evolution?
Susan E. Cozzens and Raphael Kaplinsky

4. Innovation Systems, Technology and Development: Unpacking the Relationships
Jan Fagerberg and Martin Srholec

PART II: SCALES IN INNOVATION SYSTEMS: THEORETICAL PROGRESS AND EMPIRICAL OVERVIEW
5. National Innovation Systems in Developing Countries: The Chinese National Innovation System in Transition
Xielin Liu

6. Regional Innovation Systems in Developing Countries: Integrating Micro and Meso-level Capabilities
Ramón Padilla-Pérez, Jan Vang and Cristina Chaminade

7. Sectoral Innovation Systems in Developing Countries: The Case of ICT in India
K.J. Joseph

8. The Global Dimension of Innovation Systems: Linking Innovation Systems and Global Value Chains
Carlo Pietrobelli and Roberta Rabellotti

PART III: BUILDING BLOCKS IN INNOVATION SYSTEMS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: CHALLENGES UNDER GLOBALIZATION
9. The Role of Indigenous Firms in Innovation Systems in Developing Countries: The Developmental Implications of National Champion Firms’ Response to Underdeveloped National Innovation Systems
Helena Barnard, Tracy Bromfield and John Cantwell

10. The Role of Multinational Corporations in National Innovation Systems in Developing Countries: From Technology Diffusion to International Involvement
Anabel Marin and Valeria Arza

11. The Role of Universities in Innovation Systems in Developing Countries: Developmental University Systems – Empirical, Analytical and Normative Perspectives
Claes Brundenius, Bengt-Åke Lundvall and Judith Sutz

PART IV: IS-BASED POLICIES IN THE NEW GLOBAL SETTING
12. Institutions and Policies in Developing Economies
Mario Cimoli, Giovanni Dosi, Richard R. Nelson and Joseph E. Stiglitz

13. Designing Innovation Policies for Development: Towards a Systemic Experimentation-based Approach
Cristina Chaminade, Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Jan Vang and K.J. Joseph

Epilogue: Which Way Now?
Bengt-Åke Lundvall, K.J. Joseph, Cristina Chaminade and Jan Vang

Index