The Triple Helix, the Complexity of Technological Innovations, and the Decomposition of National Innovation Systems: An Interview with Loet Leydesdorff

  • Ruth Knoblich
Part of the Global Power Shift book series (GLOBAL)


Loet Leydesdorff suggests a view on technological innovations as a complex process in which he disaggregates national innovation systems. The theoretical model of the “Triple Helix” puts emphasis on transnational and potentially uncoupled dimensions of innovation dynamics. Leydesdorff shows the limits of governmental policies and proposes communication processes as a crucial lens to explore global, national, and regional levels of the knowledge economy


Innovation System Selection Environment National Innovation System Knowledge Dynamic Triple Helix Model 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IEE/Ruhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.IPWS/Bonn UniversityBonnGermany

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