Edited by Dominique Foray
This book focuses on technological policies, in other words all public interventions intended to influence the intensity, composition and direction of technological innovations within a given entity (region, country or group of countries). The editor has gathered together many of the leading scholars in the field to comprehensively explore numerous avenues and pathways of research. The book sheds light on the theory and practice of technological policies by employing modern analytical tools and economic techniques.
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- Chapter 1: General Introduction
- Chapter 2: Building Effective ‘Innovation Systems’ versus Dealing with ‘Market Failures’ as Ways of Thinking About Technology Policy
- Chapter 3: Technology Policy: The Roles of Industrial Analysis and Innovation Studies
- Chapter 4: Increase Learning, Break Knowledge Lock-ins and Foster Dynamic Complementarities: Evolutionary and System Perspectives on Technology Policy in Industrial Dynamics
- Chapter 5: Can we Link Policy Practice with Research on ‘STIG Systems’? Toward Connecting the Analysis of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy with Realistic Programs for Economic Development and Growth
- Chapter 6: Comments
- Chapter 7: Critical Episodes in the Progress of Medical Innovation
- Chapter 8: A Policy-shaped Research Agenda on the Economics of Science and Technology
- Chapter 9: Basic Research and Growth Policy
- Chapter 10: Comments
- Chapter 11: Comments on Nathan Rosenberg’s ‘Critical Episodes in the Progress of Medical Innovation’
- Chapter 12: What Does Economic Theory Tell us About Mission-oriented R & D?
- Chapter 13: The Dismal Science, the Crown Jewel and the Endless Frontier
- Chapter 14: Comments
- Chapter 15: The ‘Funding Gap’: Financial Markets and Investment in Innovation
- Chapter 16: R & D Investment Under Uncertainty: The Role of R & D Subsidies and Patent Policy
- Chapter 17: Innovation Surveys and Innovation Policy
- Chapter 18: How Effective are the R & D-Promoting Activities of the Swiss Innovation Agency CTI? An Evaluation Based on Matched-pairs Analysis
- Chapter 19: Characteristics of Foreign R & D Strategies of Swiss Firms: Implications for Policy
- Chapter 20: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: The Promotion of R & D and Innovation Behaviour in Switzerland
- Chapter 21: Nature of the European Technology Gap: Creative Destruction or Industrial Policy?
- Chapter 22: Innovation, Growth and Structural Reforms: What Role for EU Policy?
- Chapter 23: Adapting Policy to User-centered Innovation
- Chapter 24: Technology Policy, Cooperation and Human Systems Design
- Chapter 25: Comments
- Chapter 26: Innovation Policy for Development: An Overview
- Chapter 27: Discussion of Manuel Trajtenberg’s ‘Innovation Policy for Development: An Overview’
- Chapter 28: Research Without Frontiers
- Chapter 29: The Rumblings of a Paradigm Shift: Concluding Comments