The Choice of Innovation Policy Instruments

New working paper
Authors: Susana Borrás and Charles Edquist
The purpose of this article is to discuss the different types of instruments of innovation policy, to examine how governments and public agencies in different countries and different times have used these instruments differently, to explore the political nature of instrument choice and design (and associated issues), and to elaborate a set of criteria for the selection and design of the instruments in relation to the formulation of innovation policy. The article argues that innovation policy instruments must be designed and combined into mixes in ways that address the problems of the innovation system. These mixes are often called “policy mix”. The problem-oriented nature of the design of instrument mixes is what makes innovation policy instruments ‘systemic’.

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One thought on “The Choice of Innovation Policy Instruments

  1. Thankyou very much for your work. It`s an atractive model for analysis and consecuently formulating and implenting innovation policies, at what ever level I believe, I will use it and report afterwards of usability and usefulness.

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