This book takes stock of what is kwn about the process of invation and its effects, and the policy interventions that influence both. It provides insights into future research required to support evidence-based policy-making and makes clear the need to take a systems approach to the analysis of invation, its outcomes and its impacts. The contributors explore the fact that ecomic theory, statistical measurement and the need to achieve targets are combining to shift policy focus towards the ecomic and social impacts of invation. This is forcing ecomists and statisticians to look for new measures, indicators, and analytical frameworks to support the public policy debate and the implementations of change necessary for success. The book emphasizes the importance of linkages and communities of practice in measuring and analyzing invation, and focuses on: * the importance of social sciences as well as natural sciences to the activity of invation. * policy-relevant discussions on the measurement gaps in the activity of invation * quantitative results of analysis relating to the output of invation activities * theoretical frameworks and concepts for measurement of the activity of invation * suggestions for new measurement directions for the activity of invation which will lead into an international forum to discuss indicator development at the OECD over the next decade. Illustrating that the expectations of invation policies are being raised, this book will prove fascinating reading for policy analysts, ecomists, academics and students with an interest in invation, industrial dynamics and science and techlogy.
Edited by Louise Earl, Science, Innovation and Electronic Information Division (SIEID), Statistics Canada, Canada and Fred Gault, Professorial Fellow, UNU-MERIT, The Netherlands and Professor Extraordinaire and Member, TUT Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI), Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), South Africa
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Date of Publication
Management Techniques: Professional
New Horizons in the Economics of Innovation Series