The Choice of Innovation Policy Instruments

Susana Borrás, Charles Edquist

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    Abstrakt

    The purpose of this article is to discuss the different types of instruments of innovation policy, to examine how governments and public agencies in different countries and different times have used these instruments differently, to explore the political nature of instrument choice and design (and associated issues), and to elaborate a set of criteria for the selection and design of the instruments in relation to the formulation of innovation policy. The article argues that innovation policy instruments must be designed and combined into mixes in ways that address the problems of the innovation system. These mixes are often called “policy mix”. The problem-oriented nature of the design of instrument mixes is what makes innovation policy instruments ‘systemic’.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
    Vol/bind80
    Udgave nummer8
    Sider (fra-til)1513-1522
    Antal sider10
    ISSN0040-1625
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2013

    Emneord

    • Policy mix
    • Innovation system
    • Innovation policy instruments
    • Governance
    • Regulation
    • Public policy

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