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Innovation Policy

Worldwide, countries have to respond to local and global socio-technological shifts and needs, specifically the transformations wrought by a rapidly shifting understanding of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Science, technology and innovation policy (STI) finds itself at the intersection of these local and global challenges. Innovation Policy at the Intersection: Global Debates and Local Experiences shows that a comprehensive rethink in STI policy-making is required – one that takes a systemic view of the varied challenges, and adopts an inclusive and holistic approach to STI policy. Such a rethink has to bring together the global and local, the theoretical and practical.

The chapters in this book follow three broad concerns:

  • The theories and approaches that have historically informed STI policy-making, along with the most influential current approaches in different country contexts;
  • The development and application of comprehensive STI monitoring and evaluation systems as developed and implemented by various public agencies; and
  • The role and function of STI policy advisory bodies within their respective contexts.

Innovation Policy at the Intersection provides a comparative lens of different theories and practices across a unique spectrum of national contexts, including Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Finland, Iran, Mexico, Norway, South Africa, South Korea, and Sweden.

Endorsements

‘Too many countries across the world have reached unsustainable levels of insecurity, inequality and poverty. Improved understanding of different country experiences and trajectories can help to promote a coherent approach across countries, which is required to achieve globally sustainable and inclusive innovation outcomes.’

Dr Angelique Wildschut-February, Research Associate: University of Pretoria

Product information

Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 168
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2591-6
Publish Year : 2020
Rights : World Rights

List of tables and figures

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations

Preface

Chapter 1 At the Intersection of Social Challenges and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Mlungisi Cele, Thierry M. Luescher, and Angelina Wilson Fadiji

Part 1: STI Frames, Models, Policies and Implementation

Chapter 2 Transformative Innovation Policy: Insights from Colombia, Finland, Norway,

South Africa, and Sweden

Chux Daniels, Johan Schot, Joanna Chataway, Matias Ramirez, Ed Steinmueller

and Laur Kanger

Chapter 3 Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth through Innovation

David Phaho and Thulani Dlamini

Chapter 4 S&T Policies and Directions for Solving Socio-Economic Problems in Korea

Sea-Hong Oh

Chapter 5 Towards a Coherent and Inclusive NSI: Building Network Alignment through

Strengthening Dynamic Interactive Capabilities

Il-haam Petersen and Glenda Kruss

Chapter 6 Building Regional Innovation Ecosystems and the Role of Government

Mzwandile Madikizela

Part 2: STI Measurements, Monitoring and Evaluation

Chapter 7 STI Measurements in South Africa: The State of Affairs

Anastassios Pouris

Chapter 8 Measuring National Innovation Performance: The Case of Austria

Hannes Androsch, Johannes Gadner and Jürgen Janger

Chapter 9 - The Impact of Swedish Innovation Policies on Firm Growth:

Some Insights from Evaluations

Enrico Deiaco

Chapter 10 Measurement and Evaluation of STI Indicators in Iran

Akram Ghadimi and Sahar Kousari

Part 3: National STI Organisations

Chapter 11 Ambiguities in Financing Innovation from a Research Council: The case of the Foundation of Support to Science, Technology and Innovation in the State of Rio de Janeiro

Thiago Renault, Daniel Pereira Almeida, José Manoel Carvalho de Mello, Sérgio Yates & Marcus Vinicius de Araújo Fonseca

Chapter 12 The Science and Technology Advisory Forum and the Mexican Experience in Technology Assessment

Liliana Estrada Galindo and José Franco

Chapter 13 The Profile of the National Advisory Council on Science, Technology and Innovation in Iran: An Overview

Akram Ghadimi, Naser Bagheri Moghaddam, Sahar Kousari and Vahid Zahedi Rad

Chapter 14 The Evolution and Functioning of South Africa’s National Advisory Council on Innovation

Mlungisi Cele

Dr Mlungisi Cele is the Acting Head of the National Advisory Council on Innovation, Pretoria, South Africa.

Prof. Thierry M Luescher is Research Director in the Education and Skills Development programme of the Human Sciences Research Council, Cape Town, and Associate Professor in Higher Education Studies affiliated to the University of the Free State, South Africa.

Dr Angelina W. Fadiji is a Research Specialist in the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), Cape Town, and Extra-ordinary Senior Lecturer in Psychology at North West University, South Africa.

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