Why Do Some Countries Innovate More than Others?

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Henry Ergas

University of Wollongong - SMART Infrastructure Facility; Deloitte Access Economics

Date Written: 1984

Abstract

Do some countries innovate more than others? If so, why? And once the reasons behind these differences in performances are set out, what policy options do they imply? This paper explores these questions including 'inventiveness' in the broad definition of 'innovation' to provide a basis for reflection and policy discussion.

Keywords: Innovation, Technology, Research and Development (R&D)

Suggested Citation

Ergas, Henry, Why Do Some Countries Innovate More than Others? (1984). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1430184 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1430184

Henry Ergas (Contact Author)

University of Wollongong - SMART Infrastructure Facility ( email )

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Wollongong, New South Wales 2522
Australia

Deloitte Access Economics ( email )

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Canberra, Kingston 2600
Australia

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