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There’s plenty of room at the bottom but is there room at the top? Nanotechnology in the Czech Republic: policy and barriers to innnovation

Bärtl, Stepan LU (2013) EKHR71 20131
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Due to the possibility of nanotechnology becoming the next general purpose technology, generating considerable socio-economic benefits, it has become popular with policy-makers and academics around the world, and led to massive investments in national R&D programmes. While in some cases nanotechnology is still in its early stages of research, in many others it has already resulted in innovations within many disparate sectors. This is important because in today’s knowledge-based economy, innovation is a dominant factor, quite radically influencing economic performance of firms, regions, and states alike emphasizing a growing need for a strong, coherent, and up-to-date policy support. From an innovation systems perspective this thesis looks... (More)
Due to the possibility of nanotechnology becoming the next general purpose technology, generating considerable socio-economic benefits, it has become popular with policy-makers and academics around the world, and led to massive investments in national R&D programmes. While in some cases nanotechnology is still in its early stages of research, in many others it has already resulted in innovations within many disparate sectors. This is important because in today’s knowledge-based economy, innovation is a dominant factor, quite radically influencing economic performance of firms, regions, and states alike emphasizing a growing need for a strong, coherent, and up-to-date policy support. From an innovation systems perspective this thesis looks at the rapidly growing field of nanotechnology in the Czech Republic, exploring the innovation policy of the Czech Republic, barriers to innovation, and the extent to which policy addresses these barriers. An innovation survey within Czech nano-companies has been carried out in order to zoom in on some of the strengths and weaknesses of the policy support. (Less)
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author
Bärtl, Stepan LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHR71 20131
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
nanotechnology, Czech Republic, innovation systems, innovation policy, barriers to innovation
language
English
id
3878532
date added to LUP
2013-08-23 14:58:01
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2013-08-23 14:58:01
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  abstract     = {Due to the possibility of nanotechnology becoming the next general purpose technology, generating considerable socio-economic benefits, it has become popular with policy-makers and academics around the world, and led to massive investments in national R&D programmes. While in some cases nanotechnology is still in its early stages of research, in many others it has already resulted in innovations within many disparate sectors. This is important because in today’s knowledge-based economy, innovation is a dominant factor, quite radically influencing economic performance of firms, regions, and states alike emphasizing a growing need for a strong, coherent, and up-to-date policy support. From an innovation systems perspective this thesis looks at the rapidly growing field of nanotechnology in the Czech Republic, exploring the innovation policy of the Czech Republic, barriers to innovation, and the extent to which policy addresses these barriers. An innovation survey within Czech nano-companies has been carried out in order to zoom in on some of the strengths and weaknesses of the policy support.},
  author       = {Bärtl, Stepan},
  keyword      = {nanotechnology,Czech Republic,innovation systems,innovation policy,barriers to innovation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {There’s plenty of room at the bottom but is there room at the top? Nanotechnology in the Czech Republic: policy and barriers to innnovation},
  year         = {2013},
}