Services in European Innovation Systems - A review of issues
Ian Miles () and
Johan Hauknes ()
No 199606, STEP Report series from The STEP Group, Studies in technology, innovation and economic policy
This paper is an outline of some of the issues that are addressed in the TSER funded project, SI4S - Services in Innovation, Innovation in Services. In the paper we discuss the role of services, with a particular emphasis of knowledge intensive services, in innovation processes. We address both issues related to innovation in a variety of service sectors, and issues related to the role of different services towards innovation in other sectors. Sections 2 and 3 give a brief summary of some stylized facts about innovation in services. We describe the objectives and contents of the SI4S project in sections 4 and 5. The paper ends up by addressing some policy issues that are raised when service sectors are included in the framework of S&T policies. The paper suggests on this basis some policy recommendations for innovation policy formulation at the EU level.
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