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Soft Innovation and Government Policy

Paul Stoneman

in Soft Innovation: Economics, Product Aesthetics, and the Creative Industries

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572489
eISBN:
9780191722257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572489.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter considers policy issues. Given the potential benefits of soft innovation it is natural to consider whether government can speed up or extend such activity. However, this is not ... More


Introduction: Innovation in Norway

Jan Fagerberg, David C. Mowery, and Bart Verspagen

in Innovation, Path Dependency, and Policy: The Norwegian Case

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199551552
eISBN:
9780191720819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551552.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Innovation

This introductory chapter focuses on the co-evolution of science, technology, and innovation policy and industrial structure in Norway. It develops an evolutionary and historically oriented approach ... More


Politics, Business, and European Information Technology Policy: From the treaty of Rome to Unidata, 1958–1975

Eda Kranakis

in Information Technology Policy: An International History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241057
eISBN:
9780191714290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241057.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The first section of the chapter provides an overview of European institutions, particularly the Common Market, known formally as the European Economic Community (EEC). This overview highlights the ... More


Innovation Policy—A Systemic Approach

Charles Edquist

in The Globalizing Learning Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199258178
eISBN:
9780191595868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258171.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Many innovations arise spontaneously as a result of the market mechanism and the actions of capitalist firms, but some, especially the more radical ones, require public intervention. The first part ... More


Industrial R&D Policy in Norway: Who Gets the Funding and What are the Effects?

Tommy H. Clausen

in Innovation, Path Dependency, and Policy: The Norwegian Case

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199551552
eISBN:
9780191720819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551552.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Innovation

This chapter presents an empirical analysis of contemporary Norwegian innovation policy with a particular emphasis on research and development (R&D). It investigates whether and to what extent the ... More


Innovation Policy in the Knowledge‐based Economy—Can Theory Guide Policy Making?

Jens Nyholm, Lars Normann, Claus Frelle‐Petersen, Mark Riis, and Peter Torstensen

in The Globalizing Learning Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199258178
eISBN:
9780191595868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258171.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses features of the evolving knowledge‐based economy as perceived from a European policy maker's perspective, and confronts these features with two different economic research ... More


Patents as an Incentive to Innovate

Dominique Guellec

in The Economics of the European Patent System: IP Policy for Innovation and Competition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199216987
eISBN:
9780191711831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216987.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter investigates the rationale of patents, their economic role, and the circumstances in which they are the most effective. The utilitarian theory considers patents as an incentive — a ... More


Innovation Policy in the Globalizing Learning Economy

Bengt‐Åke Lundvall

in The Globalizing Learning Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199258178
eISBN:
9780191595868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258171.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In the introductory chapter, it was argued that an even broader set of policies needs to be integrated in a strategy to cope with the challenges of the learning economy. In this concluding chapter, ... More


Industrial Innovation and Sustainability—Conflicts and Coherence

Frieder Meyer‐Krahmer

in The Globalizing Learning Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199258178
eISBN:
9780191595868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258171.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

First gives an outline of the two prevailing views on the possibilities for solving the conflict between sustainable development and technological innovation – the sceptical and the optimistic. It ... More


Introduction: Europe and the Learning Economy

Bengt‐Åke Lundvall and Daniele Archibugi

in The Globalizing Learning Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199258178
eISBN:
9780191595868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258171.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The emphasis in this book is on the ‘learning economy’ rather than the ‘knowledge‐based economy’ (as for example stressed by OECD), since the key to modern success is not so much as to have access to ... More


The Economics of the European Patent System: IP Policy for Innovation and Competition

Dominique Guellec and Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199216987
eISBN:
9780191711831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216987.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The patent system has been faced for more than ten years with an avalanche of patent filings, which puts into question its ability to fulfil its social mission of encouraging innovation and the ... More


The Need for New Perspectives in European Commission Innovation Policy

Margaret Sharp

in The Globalizing Learning Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199258178
eISBN:
9780191595868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258171.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Considers the policy implications of the perspectives on socio–economic development in Europe opened up by work done on the globalized learning economy. It raises questions, first, about what sort of ... More


Government as Entrepreneur

Albert N. Link and Jamie R. Link

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195369458
eISBN:
9780199871018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369458.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Government acts as entrepreneur when its involvement in market activities is both innovative and characterized by entrepreneurial risk. Thinking of government as entrepreneur is a unique lens through ... More


Innovation Policy for the Commons

Jason Potts

in Innovation Commons: The Origin of Economic Growth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190937492
eISBN:
9780190937539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190937492.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

Chapter 8 examines the implications of the private-ordering institutional perspective on the origin of innovation for innovation policy. It addresses the question of what innovation policy should ... More


What can we learn about policy innovation?

Maria Petmesidou and María C. González Menéndez (eds)

in Youth Employment: Style Handbook

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447350347
eISBN:
9781447350354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350347.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter focuses on the institutional structures and processes that facilitate or hinder policy learning and innovation with respect to effective measures for school-to-work (STW) transitions. ... More


Inclusive Innovation Policy

Jason Potts

in Innovation Commons: The Origin of Economic Growth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190937492
eISBN:
9780190937539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190937492.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

Chapter 9 draws out a particular formulation of the institutional approach to policy that is based around permissionless innovation and the work of Calestous Juma. It distinguishes between two types ... More


Innovation Policy, Entrepreneurship, and Development: A Finnish View

Otto Toivanen

in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596515
eISBN:
9780191729133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596515.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter scrutinizes one of the most frequently applied instruments of innovation policy, namely research and development subsidies. Despite a strong theoretical case, the chapter is reluctant to ... More


Policy discourse and the reality of national innovation

Reijo Miettinen

in Innovation, Human Capabilities, and Democracy: Towards an Enabling Welfare State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199692613
eISBN:
9780191750762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692613.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Political Economy

Chapter 5 concludes that the rapid economic growth of Finland in the 1990s based on the rise of the ICT sector cannot be explained by an innovation policy. A more credible explanation is the ... More


Innovation Policy: An Holistic and Problem-Based Approach

Susana Borrás and Charles Edquist

in Holistic Innovation Policy: Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems, and Instrument Choices

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198809807
eISBN:
9780191847141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809807.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter develops the core of the argument regarding the specific assumptions and theoretical propositions about the role and limits of innovation policy. The theoretical basis for the holistic ... More


Building the Theoretical Foundations for an Holistic Innovation Policy

Susana Borrás and Charles Edquist

in Holistic Innovation Policy: Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems, and Instrument Choices

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198809807
eISBN:
9780191847141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809807.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The purpose of this chapter is to provide a summary of the main arguments and conclusions in the book, and to highlight its main contributions. Taking the point of departure from the book’s ... More


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