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Handbook of innovation policy impact


Innovation – it underpins competitiveness, is crucial to addressing societal challenges, and its support has become a major goal of public policy. But what really works in innovation policy, and why? This Handbook, compiled by world leading experts in the field of innovation studies, is the first comprehensive guide to understanding the logic and effects of innovation polices. Targeted at researchers, analysts and policy practitioners, it develops a conceptualisation and typology of innovation policy instruments, presents meta-evaluations for 15 of the key instruments and analyses the existing evidence on policy-mix. For each policy instrument, underlying rationales and examples are presented, along with a critical analysis of the available impact evidence. The book builds on these analyses to offer an insightful assessment of innovation policy practice and its evaluation.

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