Conceptual Underpinnings for Innovation Policy Design: Indicators and Instruments in Context

Susana Borrás, Charles Edquist

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    In cases where innovation indicators and data fail to serve properly as a (necessary) basis for the design of innovation policies, it often has its roots in conceptual unclarities in the underlying concepts. The aim of this paper is to provide a theoretical and conceptual basis for the design of innovation policy. This serves two important purposes. Firstly, it allows the identification of problems in an innovation system that require public policy intervention through the choice of appropriate policy instruments. Secondly, it allows a theoretically based identification of input indicators as determinants of innovation system performance to be used in cross‐country analysis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2016
    Number of pages22
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventOECD Blue Sky Forum on Science and Innovation Indicators: Informing Science and Innovation Policies: Towards the Next Generation of Data and Indicators - Ghent, Belgium
    Duration: 19 Sep 201621 Sep 2016
    Conference number: 3


    ConferenceOECD Blue Sky Forum on Science and Innovation Indicators
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