Papers in Innovation Studies, CIRCLE, Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy, Lund University
Comparing national systems of innovation in Asia and Europe: theory and comparative framework
() and Leif Hommen
Abstract: This chapter is structured as follows. In the introductory
section, the objectives of the “Small Country Innovation Systems” book
project are outlined and the methodological and theoretical foundations of
the book are ddressed. This is followed by an extended conceptual and
theoretical discussion. Using the traditional systems of innovation
approaches as the point of departure, we specify the most important
concepts used in the book. Subsequently, we outline an activities-based
framework for studying and comparing NSIs. Then we discuss the
characteristics of the ten countries selected for study (Norway, Sweden,
Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan
and South Korea). Finally we outline the common structure of each of the
country studies, including the presentation of a model table of contents.
The chapter ends with abstracts of the ten case studies.
Keywords: National System of Innovation; comparative framework; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: O30; (follow links to similar papers)
46 pages, June 1, 2008
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