Research, Innovation and Technological Performance in Germany

EFI Report

117 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2008

See all articles by Ann‐Kristin Achleitner

Ann‐Kristin Achleitner

Technische Universität München - Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies

Jutta Allmendinger

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) - Social Science Research Center Berlin

Hariolf Grupp

Karlsruhe University - KIT; Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI)

Dietmar Harhoff

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Joachim Luther

Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

Luc Soete

Maastricht University - Department of Economics

Ulrich Schmoch

Fraunhofer Institut für Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung

Gero Stenke

Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

Research and innovation are extremely important for Germany. New insights are generated by research, and new ways of creating value are opened up by technical, organisational, and other innovations. Production, value-creation and employment tend to increase much more in companies which are highly innovative. The public sector can become more efficient and customer-oriented through the implementation of innovations, which also have a positive influence on people's welfare and their quality of life.

Against this background, Germany's politicians have increasingly been considering how best to promote research and innovation, and where the country ranks in the international innovation contest. The Federal Government of Germany therefore decided in 2006 to establish an independent Commission of Experts on Research and Innovation (EFI), with the remit to analyse the structures, trends, performance, and prospects of the German research and innovation system, and to formulate policy recommendations for its further development. This report is the result of our work to achieve this goal.

Keywords: Public policy, Research, Innovation

JEL Classification: O31, O32, O38

Suggested Citation

Achleitner, Ann-Kristin and Allmendinger, Jutta and Grupp, Hariolf and Harhoff, Dietmar and Luther, Joachim and Soete, Luc and Schmoch, Ulrich and Stenke, Gero, Research, Innovation and Technological Performance in Germany (2008). EFI Report. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1260763 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1260763

Ann-Kristin Achleitner (Contact Author)

Technische Universität München - Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies ( email )

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Jutta Allmendinger

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) - Social Science Research Center Berlin ( email )

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Hariolf Grupp

Karlsruhe University - KIT ( email )

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Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München ( email )

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Joachim Luther

Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) ( email )

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Luc Soete

Maastricht University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Ulrich Schmoch

Fraunhofer Institut für Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung ( email )

Gero Stenke

Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) ( email )

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