An Economic Analysis of Innovation: Extending the Concept of National Innovation Systems

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Edward Elgar, Jan 1, 2006 - Business & Economics - 187 pages
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'An Economic Analysis of Innovation by Markus Balzat offers a comprehensive account of the varieties of research in National Innovations Systems (NIS) and extends the field of analysis by considering NIS performance. Reviewing the theoretical foundati

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An economic analysis of innovation: extending the concept of national innovation systems
Авторы: Markus Balzat
Edition: illustrated
Опубликовано издательством Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006
ISBN 1845426169, 9781845426163
Всего страниц: 187
Дополнительная информация The economic analysis of innovation is important because economic growth in highly industrialized countries and international competitiveness are driven by innovations and technological change. At the same time, there exist marked nation-specific features in the structure of innovative activities and in innovative success. For the study of these national characteristics, the concept of national innovation systems constitutes a powerful and widely applied inter-disciplinary framework in modern innovation theory. This book illuminates this concept from different perspectives. Starting from fundamental conceptual and theoretical issues, it describes and discusses the main development lines of the approach of national innovation systems, and goes on to illustrate an empirical application of this branch of research, offering a new alternative for the quantitative comparative study of national innovation systems.

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Markus Balzat, formerly University of Augsburg, Germany

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