Continental, national and sub-national innovation systems: complementarity and economic growth

Freeman, Chris (2002) Continental, national and sub-national innovation systems: complementarity and economic growth. Research Policy, 31 (2). pp. 191-211. ISSN 0048-7333

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the relevance of innovation systems to economic growth rates over the last two centuries. The focus is on complementarity (or lack of it) between sub-systems of society and on models of active learning in catching up economies. The paper discusses variations in rates of growth of economic regions and the extent to which variations may be attributed to “innovation systems”. The analysis is applied to Britain in the 18th century, the United States in the second half of the 19th century and the innovation systems of catching up countries in the 20th century.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a broader paper by the person who launched the modern debate on `national systems of innovation¿ ¿ itself of major policy impact e.g. on the EU ¿ rethinking the contribution of other geographical units of analysis from the global down to the local. Prof Freeman shows that national systems are more than the sum of the regions that constitute them, and so on.
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:02
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2012 13:29
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19008
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