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The Innovation Imperative

National Innovation Strategies in the Global Economy

Göran Marklund , Nicholas S. Vonortas , Charles W. Wessner

Edited by Göran Marklund, Director, Head of Division of Strategy Development, VINNOVA, Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, Sweden, Nicholas S. Vonortas, Professor, Center for International Science and Technology Policy & Department of Economics, The George Washington University, US and Charles W. Wessner, Director, Programme on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, US National Academies, Washington, DC, US

2009 256 pp Hardback 978 1 84720 192 8

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As a result of globalization, strategies for investments in innovation capabilities have gained considerably in importance for businesses, research institutions and policymakers. Public policy has to provide conditions for investments in R&D and innovation that are internationally attractive and effective in stimulating innovation, economic growth and job-creation. This book focuses on the changing roles and challenges of innovation and growth policy, and the strategies and measures that are critical in a globalizing world. It provides guidance for innovation policy strategy formulations and design of innovation policy measures.

Contents
Contributors: W. Aspray, D.B. Audretsch, S. Borrás, C. Chaminade, C.J. Currens, C. Edquist, T.R. Howell, Å. Lindholm Dahlstrand, G. Marklund, F. Mayadas, E.S. Michelson, M.G. Stanley, M.Y. Vardi, N.S. Vonortas, C.W. Wessner

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As a result of globalization, strategies for investments in innovation capabilities have gained considerably in importance for businesses, research institutions and policymakers. Public policy has to provide conditions for investments in R&D and innovation that are internationally attractive and effective in stimulating innovation, economic growth and job creation. This book focuses on the changing roles and challenges of innovation and growth policy, and the strategies and measures that are critical in a globalizing world. It provides guidance for innovation policy strategy formulations and design of innovation policy measures.

Globalization and the innovation imperative towards sustained economic growth require a major renewal and deepening of public policy thinking and strategies. This book focuses on these policy challenges, and the policy strategies and measures that are critical for innovation and growth in a globalizing world. Topics include: globalization and offshoring of software, the multilateral trading system and competition, innovative entrepreneurship, research frameworks and innovation awards, the globalization of converging nanotechnologies, and the relationship between knowledge and innovation.

Science and technology policy makers, university professors and graduate students in public policy, innovation, business and economics will find much of value in this book.

Full table of contents

Contents:
 
Foreword

Preface

1. Introduction
Göran Marklund, Nicholas S. Vonortas and Charles W. Wessner

2. The Challenges of Globalization: Strategic Choices for Innovation Policy
Susana Borrás, Cristina Chaminade and Charles Edquist

3. Globalization and Offshoring of Software
William Aspray, Frank Mayadas and Moshe Y. Vardi

4. The Multilateral Trading System and Transnational Competition in Advanced Technologies: The Limits of Existing Disciplines
Thomas R. Howell

5. From Knowledge to Innovation: Resolving the ‘European Paradox’ David B. Audretsch

6. Innovative Entrepreneurship: Commercialization by Linking Ideas and People
Åsa Lindholm Dahlstrand

7. The Role of Innovation Award Programmes in the US and Sweden
Charles W. Wessner

8. About the US Advanced Technology Program
Marc G. Stanley and Christopher J. Currens

9. Globalization of Converging Nanotechnologies
Evan S. Michelson

10. European Research Framework Programmes in a Global Context: Targets, Impacts, Lessons for the Future
Nicholas S. Vonortas

11. Critical Dimensions of Innovation Policy: Challenges for Sweden and the EU
Göran Marklund

12. Conclusion
Göran Marklund, Nicholas S. Vonortas and Charles W. Wessner

Index



 
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