Systems of Innovation
Bart Verspagen and
Bas ter Weel
No 62, MERIT Working Papers from United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT)
We review the literature on national innovation systems. We first focus on the emergence of the concept of innovation systems, reviewing its historical origins and three main flavours (associated to three "founding fathers" of the concept). After this, we discuss how the notion of innovation systems filled a need for providing a broader basis for innovation policy. We conclude with some perspectives on the future of the innovation systems literature.
Keywords: national innovation systems; innovation policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O38 O31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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