Papers in Innovation Studies, CIRCLE, Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy, Lund University
Policy coordination in systems of innovation: A structural-functional analysis of regional industry support in Sweden
() and Jerker Moodysson
Abstract: The framework of regional innovation systems highlights
the systemic nature of economic development and the importance of
coordination of policy activities. Such coordination presupposes an
understanding of the underlying problems and how they can be addressed.
Generic problems in innovation systems refer to issues of lack of
resources, negative lock-in, and structural or functional fragmentation. In
spite of this, there are few good examples of systematic analyses of
innovation systems that take into account both structural and functional
properties of the system. This paper addresses this issue by offering a
framework for analyzing innovation system problems, functions, activities,
and actors and, based on this, offers insights with regard to the role of
regional actors as coordinators of innovation system activities.
Keywords: Regional innovation systems; innovation policy; systemic problems; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: O30; (follow links to similar papers)
30 pages, October 21, 2011
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