Friday, December 28, 2007

"Governance of Innovation Systems, Vol. 2: Case Studies in Innovation Policy"

Summary: "This book presents case studies of governance of innovation policy in Australia, Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Finland, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden. It reviews the ongoing changes in these countries with a focus on providing an analysis of governance challenges, institutional changes and policy learning practices. It provides fresh insight into the emerging third-generation of innovation policy and how governments are striving to make innovation policy more coherent.

This volume represents analytical work on governance structures and processes in the participating countries, where major efforts have been made to study in depth the challenges to current governance practices. These case studies, carried out in the context of the OECD MONIT (Monitoring and Implementing National Innovation Policies) Project, have as their focus important developments taking place in each country and focus on a variety of issues, reflecting what is at stake in a given country and what can provide valuable lessons for others."

While the report is for sale, the Executive Summary can be downloaded for free. There are also links from the page to Volumes 1 and 3.


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