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Innovation Policy In Europe

Innovation Policy In Europe

Measurement and Strategy

Claire Nauwelaers , Rene Wintjes

Edited by Claire Nauwelaers, Policy Analyst, working on regional innovation policy issues within the regional Competitiveness and Regional Governance Division of OECD. Previously, she was Research Director at UNU-MERIT, the University of Maastricht and United Nations University and René Wintjes, Senior Researchers, UNU-MERIT, the Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Centre on Innovation and Technology, University of Maastricht and United Nations University, The Netherlands

2008 320 pp Hardback 978 1 84542 759 7

Hardback £88.00 on-line price £79.20


‘. . . the book contributes to the understanding of innovation policy-making by identifying a number of new developments and challenges, which, together, help to define the way towards future innovation policies in Europe.’
– Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia, Science and Public Policy

Contributors: S. Akçomak, A. Arundel, C. Bordoy, T. Dunnewijk, A. Faber, H. Gassler, H. Hollanders, R. Kemp, P. Mohnen, C. Nauwelaers, W. Polt, C. Rammer, S.O. Remøe, K. Smith, L. Soete, B. ter Weel, G. van der Veen, R. Wintjes

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This book increases our knowledge of innovation policy by combining quantitative and qualitative assessments of innovation systems, and by adopting a progressive outlook on the conditions for an innovative Europe of tomorrow. Based on the latest developments in innovation research, the authors aim to draw practical and workable conclusions for policymakers.

The first part of the book discusses the use of indicators to inform policy- making, progressively shifting emphasis from traditional to less traditional measures and from the national to the regional dimension. The second part investigates the internal dynamics of policy-making and explores the conditions to improve the effectiveness of innovation policies in Europe. New developments and challenges for the future are identified throughout, including the crucial problem of how to align existing institutions with potential challenges. In this way the book clearly demonstrates how the quality of policy governance will become an increasingly important driver for innovation performance of knowledge societies in Europe.

The book will have considerable appeal to innovation policymakers, and will also be of interest to academics and researchers working on innovation and knowledge systems.

Full table of contents



1. Innovation Surveys and Policy: Lessons from the CIS
Anthony Arundel, Cati Bordoy, Pierre Mohnen and Keith Smith

2. Innovation Scoreboards: Indicators and Policy Use
Anthony Arundel and Hugo Hollanders

3. Benchmarking Regions in the Enlarged Europe: Diversity in Knowledge Potential and Policy Options
Theo Dunnewijk, Hugo Hollanders and René Wintjes

4. How do Social Capital and Government Support Affect Innovation and Growth? Evidence from the EU Regional Support Programmes
Semih Akçomak and Bas ter Weel

5. Innovation Governance in Dynamic Economies: Lessons from the OECD MONIT Project
Svend Otto Remøe

6. Innovation Policy for the Environment in the Netherlands and the EU
Albert Faber, René Kemp and Geert van der Veen

7. Priority Setting in Technology Policy: Historical Developments and Recent Trends
Helmut Gassler, Wolfgang Polt and Christian Rammer

8. Innovation Policy, Innovation in Policy: Policy Learning Within and Across Systems and Clusters
Claire Nauwelaers and René Wintjes

9. Innovation Policy in a Post-Lisbon Europe: Some Reflections
Luc Soete

Conclusions and Perspectives: Adapting Old Policy Instruments to New Challenges


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