National Innovation Systems: A Comparative Analysis

Paperback | June 1, 1993

EditorRichard R. Nelson

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The slowdown of growth in Western industrialized nations in the last twenty years, along with the rise of Japan as a major economic and technological power (and enhanced technical sophistication of Taiwan, Korea, and other NICs) has led to what the authors believe to be a "techno-nationalism."This combines a strong belief that technological capabilities of a nation's firms are a key source of their competitive process, with a belief that these capabilities are in a sense national, and can be built by national action. This book is about these national systems of technical innovation. Theheart of the work contains studies of seventeen countries--from large market-oriented industrialized ones to several smaller high income ones, including a number of newly industrialized states as well. Clearly written, this work highlights institutions and mechanisms which support technicalinnovation, showing similarities, differences, and their sources across nations, making this work accessible to students as well as the scholars of innovation.

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The slowdown of growth in Western industrialized nations in the last twenty years, along with the rise of Japan as a major economic and technological power (and enhanced technical sophistication of Taiwan, Korea, and other NICs) has led to what the authors believe to be a "techno-nationalism."This combines a strong belief that technolo...

Richard R. Nelson is at Columbia University, New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 9.17 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:June 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Contributors1. Richard R. Nelson and Nathan Rosenberg: Technical Innovation and National SystemsPart I: Large High-Income Countries2. David C. Mowery and Nathan Rosenberg: The U.S. National Innovation System3. Hiroyuki Odagiri and Akira Goto: The Japanese System of Innovaton: Past, Present, and Future4. Otto Keck: The National System for Technical Innovation in Germany5. William Walker: National Innovation Systems: Britain6. Francois Chesnais: The French National System of Innovation7. Franco Malerba: The National System of Innovation: ItalyPart II: Smaller High-Income Countries8. Charles Edquist and Bengt-Ake Lundvall: Comparing the Danish and Swedish Systems of Innovation9. Donald G. McFetridge: The Canadian System of Industrial Innovation10. Robert G. Gregory: The Australian Innovation SystemPart III: Lower Income Countries11. Linsu Kim: National System of Industrial Innovation: Dynamics of Capability Building in Korea12. Chi-Ming Hou and San Gee: National Systems Supporting Technical Advance in Industry: The Case of Taiwan13. Carl J. Dalhman and Claudio R. Frischtak: National Systems Supporting Technical Advance in Industry: The Brazilian Experience14. Jorge M. Katz and Nestor A. Bercovich: National Systems of Innovation Supporting Technical Advance in Industry: The Case of Argentina15. Morris Teubal: The Innovation System of Israel: Description, Performance, and Outstanding IssuesPart IV: National Innovation Systems16. Richard R. Nelson: A RetrospectiveIndex

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"This work provides a succinct presentation of the innovation and technological development schema of many of the world's important economies."--Academy of Management Review