Innovation Policy

A Practical Introduction

  • Nicholas S. Vonortas
  • Phoebe C. Rouge
  • Anwar Aridi

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Entrepreneurship and Innovation book series (BRIEFSENTRE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Nicholas S. Vonortas, Phoebe C. Rouge, Anwar Aridi
    Pages 1-4
  3. Cherilyn E. Pascoe, Nicholas S. Vonortas
    Pages 27-46
  4. Timothy Williams, Nicholas S. Vonortas
    Pages 47-63
  5. Benjamin B. Boroughs
    Pages 65-84
  6. Daniel Waggoner
    Pages 85-106
  7. Jeffrey Williams, Anwar Aridi
    Pages 107-122

About this book


This book provides a concise introduction to important aspects of contemporary innovation policy, with particular emphasis on its impact on economic growth and development. It addresses a non-specialist audience interested in quickly building background knowledge, getting familiar with the terminology, and understanding core concerns and debates in this area of policy. The book has its origins in a more extensive report to the World Bank prepared to impart background information to middle- and upper-level policy decision-makers and analysts as well as stakeholders from industry and universities from developing countries prior to engaging in intensive “how-to” policy training. Our audience also includes upper-level undergraduate and graduate students embarking on the study of innovation policy.

Featuring contributions from leading scholars and policy experts, this volume references critical readings presents a wide array of data, on the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of Innovation Policy for Growth and Development
  • University Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Alliances / Knowledge-Intensive Partnerships
  • Clusters / Science Parks / Knowledge Business Incubators
  • High Risk Finance
  • Intellectual Property, Standards


Clusters Innovation Policy Innovation Policy and Economic Growth Intellectual Property Protection Science Parks Strategic Alliances Technology Transfer University Entrepreneurship University-Industry Relations Venture Capital

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas S. Vonortas
    • 1
  • Phoebe C. Rouge
    • 2
  • Anwar Aridi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsThe George Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.The George Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.SRI International & The George Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2232-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2233-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-5816
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-5824
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