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作者 Goldberg, Itzhak
書名 Igniting Innovation : Rethinking the Role of Government in Emerging Europe and Central Asia
出版項 Herndon : World Bank Publications, 2011
©2011
國際標準書號 9780821387412 (electronic bk.)
9780821387405
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (163 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
附註 Intro -- Half Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Abbreviations -- Overview -- Why innovation matters -- Acquiring technology from abroad -- Connecting research to firms -- Restructuring options for RDIs -- Bringing innovations to market -- 1. Why innovation matters-and what the government should do about it -- The rationale for innovation -- Coping with spillovers -- Coping with unequal information and the "funding gap" -- Why the government should play a role -- 2. Acquiring technology from abroad-leveraging the resources of foreign investors and inventors -- Cross-border knowledge flows -- Acquiring foreign technology -- How well do ECA firms absorb knowledge? -- Case study: The role of FDI in helping Serbia acquire technology -- 3. Connecting research to firms-options for reforming the public RDIs -- Incomplete restructuring of RDIs -- RDIs outside ECA -- A snapshot of RDIs in ECA -- Government funding and governance -- A roster of obstacles -- A proposed RDI reform strategy -- Options for restructuring RDIs -- Options for public funding to support RDI reforms -- Case Study: Finland's shift to a knowledge-based economy: The Role of TEKES -- 4. Bringing innovations to market-boosting private incentives through public instruments -- Basic principles of instrument design -- Basic types of instruments -- Financial instruments for ECA -- Institutional support instruments -- Monitoring and evaluation -- Conclusion -- Case study: How Israel has promoted innovation in recent decades -- References -- Back Cover
Innovation and technology absorption are now firmly recognized as one of the main sources of economic growth for emerging and advanced economies alike. That is why innovation is seen as a possible catalyst for revitalizing post-transition economies hit hard by the recent financial and economic crisis.Is government intervention needed to foster innovation in post-transition economies? This is the central question to which this book responds. The answer is yes, but a qualified yes. Innovation activities are rife with market failures that tend to hold back private investment. And badly designed or badly implemented interventions can further hamper the development of an innovative and entrepreneurial culture among businesses and research communities.This book builds on the lessons from public institutions and programs to support innovation, both successful and failed, from Eastern Europe and Central Asia as well as China, Finland, Israel, and the United States. The lessons highlight the pitfalls of imitating models of government interventions from 'innovative' countries without having adequate systemic governance and institutional reforms. They underscore the need for intensified international R and D collaboration and foreign R and D investment to better integrate post-transition economies in the global R and D community. They spotlight further opening to FDI to encourage knowledge absorption. And they point to the importance of overhauling government support programs--especially financial ones--to address key pressures points along the innovation and commercialization continuum.We hope that the results and recommendations offered by this book will contribute to the discussion about how to relaunch innovation and technology adoption as a central part of the development and growth strategies of post-transition countries
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Goldberg, Itzhak Igniting Innovation : Rethinking the Role of Government in Emerging Europe and Central Asia Herndon : World Bank Publications,c2011 9780821387405
主題 Research, Industrial -- Economic aspects.;Endowment of research -- Europe.;Endowment of research -- Asia.;Government spending policy
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Alt Author Goddard, John Gabriel
Kuriakose, Smita
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