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National innovation system capabilities among leader and follower countries: Widening gaps or global convergence?

Makkonen, T (2014) National innovation system capabilities among leader and follower countries: Widening gaps or global convergence? Innovation and Development, 5 (1). pp. 113-129.

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Abstract

The concept of technological catch-up, as it refers to a situation where some less-developed countries have been able to catch up to the world leaders in terms of innovation, has inspired an abundant amount of scholarly attention. However, studies comprehensively focusing on factors considered important for innovation in the literature on national innovation systems (NISs) are rare. This gap is addressed here through a systematic analysis of the different dimensions of NISs. Despite some positive signs, the global differences are growing, that is, the gaps between the best and the weakest performers are widening. Still, whereas on a global scale convergence is far from being the reality, the analysis was able to indicate a group of countries that have been able to catch up to the ‘best in class' countries. Accordingly, there seems to be a clear association between NIS capabilities and the levels of economic development of countries.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
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Makkonen, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 18 December 2014
Identification Number : 10.1080/2157930X.2014.992818
Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Innovation and Development on 18 Dec 2014, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 113–129. Available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/2157930X.2014.992818
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 14 Oct 2015 11:48
Last Modified : 18 Jun 2016 01:08
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808864

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