Managing Emerging Technologies for Socio-Economic Impact
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Managing Emerging Technologies for Socio-Economic Impact

Edited by Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos, Ilan Oshri and Krsto Pandza

The development of emerging technologies demands a rapidly expanding knowledge base and intensive collaboration across organizational, institutional and cultural borders. This book is the first of its kind to focus on the management of key emerging technologies and their social and economic impact in Europe. Split into four parts, across seventeen chapters, the scholars offer multiple levels of analysis concerning the management of emerging technologies across various sectors ranging from nanotechnology, renewable energy and cloud computing to synthetic biology and particle therapy for cancer.
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Chapter 11: Methodological challenges of capturing innovation in developing countries

Marija Drenkovska


Innovation tends to be considered as a major driver of both economic growth and competitiveness of companies and industries. However, measurement and analysis of innovative activities and their impacts at micro, meso and macro levels have often been burdened with conceptual and applicative difficulties (Aralica et al., 2008). Another major challenge in studying the relation between growth and innovation (apart from the methodological one), especially in developing countries, is the collection and the quality of data. In obtaining data for empirical works, studies usually either exploit official statistical sources (Van Ark et al., 2009; Fukao et al., 2007; Majcen et al., 2011) or obtain them through surveys (Miyagawa et al., 2010; Pra_nikar, 2010). Both approaches have their own advantages and disadvantages.

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