Towards evidence-based industrial research and innovation policy

Dosso, Mafini, Ben, Martin and Pietro, Moncada-Paternò-Castello (2018) Towards evidence-based industrial research and innovation policy. Science and Public Policy, 45 (2). pp. 143-150. ISSN 0302-3427 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Calls for better use of scientific evidence to inform policy decisions stem from the belief that enhanced outcomes for the society can be expected. Yet the introduction of evidence-based practices in innovation policy making has not come without criticism. This introductory article sets the scene for the short collection of papers that address specific issues regarding the prospect of better evidence-based policy in the area of industrial research and innovation (IRI). It identifies and discusses key challenges for the transition towards evidence-based industrial research and innovation policy. It then introduces the three papers, which build upon and depart from related assumptions or narratives reflecting the current state of practices in IRI policy.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: evidence-based policy; industrial research and innovation; innovation policy.
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
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Depositing User: Ben Martin
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2018 11:13
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2018 11:13
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/74955

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