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The choice of innovation policy insruments

Borrás, Susana LU and Edquist, Charles LU (2013) In Technological Forecasting & Social Change 80(8). p.1513-1522
Abstract
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... (More)
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’. (Less)
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Policy mix, innovation system, innovation policy instruments, governance, regulation, public policy.
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Technological Forecasting & Social Change
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80
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8
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1513 - 1522
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Elsevier
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0040-1625
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10.1016/j.techfore.2013.03.002
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English
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  author       = {Borrás, Susana and Edquist, Charles},
  issn         = {0040-1625},
  keyword      = {Policy mix,innovation system,innovation policy instruments,governance,regulation,public policy.},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {1513--1522},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Technological Forecasting & Social Change},
  title        = {The choice of innovation policy insruments},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2013.03.002},
  volume       = {80},
  year         = {2013},
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