Mapping National Innovation Ecosystems

Mapping National Innovation Ecosystems

Foundations for Policy Consensus

Amnon Frenkel and Shlomo Maital

Increasingly, researchers and policymakers alike recognize that innovations are generated by complex and dynamic national ecosystems that include government, industry, universities and schools. Because these systems differ by country and are strongly influenced by culture, effective policy and research strategies require a systems approach, in which policy consensus is built on a clear understanding of how each nation’s innovation ecosystem functions. Scholars and students of innovation and management will find this book an invaluable resource, as will innovation policymakers across the world.

Chapter 2: Method for mapping innovation ecosystems

Amnon Frenkel and Shlomo Maital

Subjects: business and management, knowledge management, economics and finance, economics of innovation, innovation and technology, economics of innovation, innovation policy

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Countries poor at innovation are all unsuccessful, in the same way; countries good at innovation are good, each in its own way. (paraphrase of the opening sentence of Tolstoy, Anna Karenina)

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