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SpringerBriefs in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Innovation Policy

A Practical Introduction

Editors: Vonortas, Nicholas S., Rouge, Phoebe C., Aridi, Anwar (Eds.)

  • Provides an overview of important aspects of contemporary innovation policy, covering a wide range of concepts, principles, and emerging concerns and debates—from strategic alliances to intellectual property protection
  • Serves as a practical guide to selected issues in innovation policy as they relate primarily to economic growth and development
  • Features contributions from leading scholars and policy experts
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This book provides a concise introduction to important aspects of contemporary innovation policy, with particular emphasis on its impact on economic growth and development. It addresses a non-specialist audience interested in quickly building background knowledge, getting familiar with the terminology, and understanding core concerns and debates in this area of policy. The book has its origins in a more extensive report to the World Bank prepared to impart background information to middle- and upper-level policy decision-makers and analysts as well as stakeholders from industry and universities from developing countries prior to engaging in intensive “how-to” policy training. Our audience also includes upper-level undergraduate and graduate students embarking on the study of innovation policy.

Featuring contributions from leading scholars and policy experts, this volume references critical readings presents a wide array of data, on the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of Innovation Policy for Growth and Development
  • University Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Alliances / Knowledge-Intensive Partnerships
  • Clusters / Science Parks / Knowledge Business Incubators
  • High Risk Finance
  • Intellectual Property, Standards

About the authors

Nicholas Vonortas is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington D.C. He is a faculty member of the Department of Economics and of the Center for International Science and Technology Policy (CISTP). Professor Vonortas’ teaching and research interests are in industrial organization, in the economics of technological change, and in science, technology and innovation policy. He specializes on strategic partnerships / innovation networks, theory of investment under uncertainty, technology transfer, knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship / high-risk financing, and the appraisal of the economic returns of R&D programs. Professor Vonortas is an editor of the peer-reviewed journal Science and Public Policy.  He holds a Ph.D. and a M.Phil. in Economics from New York University (USA), a MA in Economic Development from Leicester University (UK), and a BA in Economics from the University of Athens (Greece).

Phoebe C. Rouge is currently a Data Analyst at the US Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC and worked previously while a student with the Center for International Science and Technology Policy (CISTP) at George Washington University. Her interests are in the social and economic aspects of technological change, and in science, technology, and innovation policy. Phoebe holds an MA in International Science and Technology Policy, specializing in economics of technological change, from the Elliott School at the George Washington University and an AB in History and Science, specializing in physics and 20th century American technology, from Harvard University.

Anwar Aridi is an Economic and Technology Policy Analyst at SRI International, specializes in innovation policy and strategy, economic development, and technology entrepreneurship. Prior to joining SRI, Anwar was at the World Bank in the Middle East department working on strategy and innovation related projects. He previously worked in the education technology area in Jordan and Lebanon.  Anwar is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Administration at the George Washington University specializing in science and technology policy. He holds a Master's degree in International Science and Technology Policy from the same university, a Master's degree in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Ohio State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Lebanese American University.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Vonortas, Nicholas S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Fundamentals of Innovation Policy for Growth and Development

    Feige, David

    Pages 5-26

  • University Entrepreneurship: A Survey of US Experience

    Pascoe, Cherilyn E. (et al.)

    Pages 27-46

  • Strategic Alliances/Knowledge-Intensive Partnerships

    Williams, Timothy (et al.)

    Pages 47-63

  • Clusters/Science Parks/Knowledge Business Incubators

    Boroughs, Benjamin B.

    Pages 65-84

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2233-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2232-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovation Policy
Book Subtitle
A Practical Introduction
Editors
  • Nicholas S. Vonortas
  • Phoebe C. Rouge
  • Anwar Aridi
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-2233-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-2233-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2232-1
Series ISSN
2195-5816
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 122
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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