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International Competitiveness and Technological Change$
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Marcela Miozzo and Vivien Walsh

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199259236

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259236.001.0001

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National Innovation Systems

National Innovation Systems

(p.141) 6 National Innovation Systems
International Competitiveness and Technological Change

Marcela Miozzo (Contributor Webpage)

Vivien Walsh (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the concept of national innovation systems (NIS). It analyses why NIS is important. It discusses some of the institutions which can be considered to form the NIS: business firms, educational institutions, public sector research establishments, public policy, financial institutions, legal institutions, trade unions and political organizations, and ethos, culture and attitude towards entrepreneurship, and risk taking.

Keywords:   national innovation systems, institutions, NIS, risk taking, public policy

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