The Global Politics of Science and Technology - Vol. 1

Part of the series Global Power Shift pp 251-258


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

  • Ruth KnoblichAffiliated withIEE/Ruhr-University BochumIPWS/Bonn University Email author 

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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