Foundations for Policy Consensus
We concluded the Preface with the rather sweeping statement that according to many experts, the world innovation system is broken. To deepen our understanding of this crucial issue, it is necessary to explore national innovation systems, since it is at the national level that the most important pro-innovation policies are shaped. But what is a national innovation ecosystem? We begin by defining the general term “ecosystem”, and then proceed to examine the special case of national innovation ecosystems. We shall review the research literature, stressing research that takes a systems approach to innovation.
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