Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Economics - R&D / Technology Policy | Measuring National Innovation Performance - The Innovation Union Scoreboard Revisited

Measuring National Innovation Performance

The Innovation Union Scoreboard Revisited

Adam, Frane

2014, VIII, 74 p.

Available Formats:
eBook
Information

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.

 
$39.99

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-39464-5

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF and EPUB

download immediately after purchase


learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items

Softcover
Information

Softcover (also known as softback) version.

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$54.99

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-39463-8

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

  • Contributes to the synthetic overview of (cross-) national innovation performance
  • Proposes more reliable and theoretically valid indicators/indexes
  • Addresses methodological shortcomings and quality of data by utilising meta-analysis and triangulation
  • Revitalises the discussion on innovation performance research and policies ​

This book provides a critical re-examination of the Innovation Union Scoreboard (IUS) as the main tool used by the European Commission and other policy-making bodies to measure national innovation capacity. Given that contemporary societies and economies are to a great extent characterised by the processes of production, dissemination and application (re-combination) of knowledge, the accurate monitoring and measurement of R&D efficiency and innovation performance on national, regional and firm level are of outmost importance. The contextual reconstruction of the model of indicators used by IUS reveals that the accuracy and validity of measurement are not satisfactory, and that substantial modifications of metrics are needed to achieve stronger theoretical significance and policy-relevance. In this work, the »epistemic turn« is emphasised and offered as an alternative, namely in the sense of the shift from a mechanicist-positivist orientation toward a more reflective and contextual post-positivist approach. ​

                                                 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Country Rankings - Innovation Union Scoreboard - Innovative Firms - National Innovation Capacity - Patent Systems

Related subjects » Innovation - Technology Management - R&D / Technology Policy - Regional / Spatial Science - Social Sciences

Table of contents / Sample pages 

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of R & D / Technology Policy.