IMPORTANT ISSUES OF THE INNOVATION-DRIVEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (REVIEW OF THE NEW INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL 'TECHNOLOGICAL LEARNING, INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT')
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A review of four articles from the 1st issue of the international journal 'Technological Learning, Innovation and Development' (Nelson, Richard R. The changing institutional requirements for technological and economic catch up; Fagerberg Jan, Verspagen Bart. Innovation, growth and economic development: have the conditions for catch-up changed?; Mathews, John. Latecomer strategies for catching-up: the cases of renewable energies and the LED programme; Cantwell John, Piscitello Lucia. Attraction and deterrence in the location of foreign-owned R&D activities: the role of positive and negative spillovers) addresses issues devoted to science & technology capacities and policies, mostly in the context of technological catch up: factors allowing some countries to catch up with technological leaders, while others remain outsiders; factors enhancing economic growth; effective policies for successful catch up; the role of technological learning, government support and intellectual property in catching up; requirements to innovation strategies for catching up: support to science & technology education, availability of national technological capacities in industry, and intra-firm R&D, adequate role of the government segment of the national R&D; specifics of catch up policies pursued by countries that happened to be latecomers in various epochs; cluster analysis as a tool to study the role of innovation capacities for economic growth; specifics of location and activities of foreign-owned R&D units.
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