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Overview of public policies designed to support high-tech industries such as biotechnology, photovoltaics, aeronautics
Conceptual framework based on complex adaptive systems theory
Comparative analysis of policies in Europe and the US
The book examines the conditions for successful high-technology policy from theoretical and empirical perspectives. It enhances the predominant national systems of innovation approach to innovation policy with concepts based on new developments in the govern-ance of complex systems and processes. The conceptual framework of complex networks and systems is used to examine national policy approaches in countries that have created environments conducive to high-technology industries as well as individual high-technology sectors, such as biotechnology, alternative energy, and aerospace. Theoretical and empirical contributions are synthesised into lessons for high-tech policy and further research.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Complex Adaptive Systems - High-Technology - High-Technology Policy - Research Policy