The concept of National Systems of Innovation was introduced as a method to describe the various elements which contribute to innovation performance and their interaction. In this book, the innovation structures of a broad set of countries are compared. It provides more than a pure compilation of quantitative indicators for international benchmarking, supporting an appropriate interpretation of the referring results and suggesting relevant conclusions for innovation policy.
Increasing demand for new products and services is a main prerequisite for investment in R&D and innovation. While export- oriented firms could benefit from high growth of the world economy, small firms are much more dependent on ...
Author: Ulrich Schmoch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media