SpringerBriefs in Economics

Measuring National Innovation Performance

The Innovation Union Scoreboard Revisited

Authors: Adam, Frane

  • 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 ​
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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. ​

About the authors

Frane Adam is Professor at the University of Ljubljana and Head of Research at the private, non-profit Institute for Developmental and Strategic Analyses in Ljubljana (www.institut-irsa.si). His main recent research interest is focused on socio-cultural dimensions of innovation performance and knowledge transfer.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Adam, Frane

    Pages 1-3

  • Methodological and Epistemic Framework: From Positivism to Post-positivism

    Adam, Frane

    Pages 5-7

  • Innovation: Measurement and Indicators

    Adam, Frane

    Pages 9-13

  • Innovation Union Scoreboard: Central Monitoring System for the EU

    Adam, Frane

    Pages 15-19

  • Country Profiles and Patterns Regarding Innovation Performance

    Adam, Frane

    Pages 21-58

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-39463-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Measuring National Innovation Performance
Book Subtitle
The Innovation Union Scoreboard Revisited
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Economics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-39464-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-39464-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-39463-8
Series ISSN
2191-5504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 74
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