The Innovation for Development Report 2009-2010: Strengthening Innovation for the Prosperity of Nations by A. López-clarosThe Innovation for Development Report 2009-2010: Strengthening Innovation for the Prosperity of Nations by A. López-claros

The Innovation for Development Report 2009-2010: Strengthening Innovation for the Prosperity of…

byA. López-claros

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The relative importance of various drivers of economic growth and prosperity has evolved over time and for a growing number of countries, innovation, in its many dimensions, is emerging as a leading factor. The Innovation for Development Report provides a comprehensive look at the role of innovation in enhancing the development process.
AUGUSTO LOPEZ-CLAROS was the Chief Economist and Director of the Global Competitiveness Program at the World Economic Forum in Geneva (2003-2006), where he was the editor of the Global Competitiveness Report, the Forum’s flagship publication. He is the founder of EFD -- Global Consulting Network, an international consultancy specializ...
Title:The Innovation for Development Report 2009-2010: Strengthening Innovation for the Prosperity of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pagesPublished:November 18, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230239668

ISBN - 13:9780230239661


Table of Contents



Executive Summary

Part 1: The Innovation Capacity Index

1.1 The Innovation Capacity Index: Factors, Policies, and Institutions Driving Country Innovation
by Augusto López-Claros and Yasmina N. Mata

1. Innovation: A brief historical overview

2. Factors, policies, and institutions fostering innovation

3. Measuring innovation: Composite indicators

4. The Innovation Capacity Index

5. Innovation Capacity Index rankings 2009–2010

Sweden: Why is its innovation outlook so bright?

Chile: Catching up with the top performers

India: Priority areas for boosting innovation capacity

Russia’s unfulfilled potential

Taiwan: Green silicon island


Part 2: Dimensions of Innovation

2.1   Enabling Innovative Entrepreneurship through Business Incubation
by Mohsen Khalil and Ellen Olafsen

2.2   The US Patent System: Does It Strengthen or Weaken Innovation and Progress?
by Josh Lerner and Adam B. Jaffe

2.3   Innovation Policy as Cargo Cult: Myth and Reality in Knowledge-Led Productivity Growth
by Alan Hughes

2.4   International Mobility of the Highly Skilled: Impact and Policy Approaches
by Ester Basri and Sarah Box

2.5   Grassroots Green Innovations for Inclusive Sustainable Development
by Anil K. Gupta

2.6   Quantifying the Impact of ICTs on Growth in Developing Economies
by Markus Haacker

2.7   Good Governance for Sustained Growth and Development
by Daniel Kaufmann

2.8   Dynamics and Challenges of Innovation in Germany
by Alexander Ebner and Florian Täube

2.9   From Enlightenment to Enablement: Opening Up Choices for Innovation
by Andrew C. Stirling

2.10   How Do Emerging Markets Innovate? Evidence from Brazil and India
by Simon Commander

2.11   Technology and Innovation for Addressing Climate Change: Delivering on the Promise
by Laura Altinger

2.12   Innovation and Social Development in Latin America
by Hernán Rincón


Part 3: Innovation Profiles


Innovation profiles

Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, People's Republic of China,  Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Arab Republic of Egypt, El Salvador, Republic of Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Republic of Kuwait, Republic of Latvia, Republic of Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Republic of Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Vietnam