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Analyzing the functional dynamics of technological innovation systems: A scheme of analysis
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project management, Innovations and Entrepreneurship .ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1952-902X
Department of Energy and Environment, IMIT, RIDE, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden.
Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, 11119 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106-7235, United States.
IMIT, RIDE, Department of Innovation Engineering and Management, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden.
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2008 (English)In: Research Policy, ISSN 0048-7333, E-ISSN 1873-7625, Vol. 37, no 3, 407-429 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Various researchers and policy analysts have made empirical studies of innovation systems in order to understand their current structure and trace their dynamics. However, policy makers often experience difficulties in extracting practical guidelines from studies of this kind. In this paper, we operationalize our previous work on a functional approach to analyzing innovation system dynamics into a practical scheme of analysis for policy makers. The scheme is based on previous literature and our own experience in developing and applying functional thinking. It can be used by policy makers not only to identify the key policy issues but also to set policy goals. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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2008. Vol. 37, no 3, 407-429 p.
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Dynamics, Functional analysis, Innovation system, Policy
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46600DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2007.12.003OAI: diva2:267496
Original Publication: Anna Bergek, S. Jacobsson, B. Carlsson, S. Lindmark and A. Rickne, Analyzing the functional dynamics of technological innovation systems: A scheme of analysis, 2008, Research Policy, (37), 3, 407-429. Copyright: Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2014-10-08

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