Watch Out for Neo-Luddism
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Watch Out for Neo-Luddism

Robots and globalization are putting pressure on some traditional jobs (both high and low skilled). The solution for those workers losing their jobs is not neo-luddism (revolting against the robots), but to acquire the demanded skills and competences in the robotized and globalized world we live in. Luddites were violent protesting workers in the English … Continue reading

Reforms of national innovation policies in Europe
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Reforms of national innovation policies in Europe

Many European countries have introduced important reforms in their innovation policies since the year 2000. Countries with traditionally “mission-oriented” policies have introduced many new “diffusion-oriented” instruments, and vice-versa. Are we witnessing a trend towards convergence of innovation policies, and ultimately of innovation systems? The answer is very simple, and yet quite complex. Simply put the … Continue reading