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The purpose of this publication is to evaluate the achievements and shortcomings of the measurement of cross-national innovation capacity in the context of emerging knowledge mobilisation and innovation-driven development. The theoretical background is based on the intersection of economic sociology, social studies of science and technology, as well as theories of national innovation and learning systems. Seen from a methodological point of view, the author attempts to transcend the limitations of the positivist-empiricist approach by adopting a more contextual and case-based orientation.


Preferred Base Case Positivist-empiricist Approach Innovation-driven Development National Innovation Performance Innovation Union Scoreboard (IUS) 
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I would like to thank to Dolores Modic, Ph.D. candidate at the School of Advanced Social Studies in Nova Gorica, who assisted in preparing earlier versions of this publication.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Developmental and Strategic Analyses (IRSA)LjubljanaSlovenia

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