A system-evolutionary approach for innovation policy

Ruud E.H.M. Smits, Stefan Kuhlmann, Morris Teubal

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A leading question addressed in this book is how to improve public policy, using insights from innovation studies and theory as well as from innovation practice and innovation policy.
Innovation in this book is seen as a dynamic interactive process taking place in
heterogeneous, more or less interconnected arenas with many heterogeneous actors, cutting across various levels of societal organisation. To explore this complex dynamic we adopt the innovation systems (IS) approach as a starting heuristic and assume–in line with ...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Theory and Practice of Innovation Policy. An International Research Handbook
Subtitle of host publicationAn International Research Handbook
EditorsRuud Smits, Stefan Kuhlmann, Philip Shapira
Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84980-442-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-84542-848-8
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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