Convergence of National Innovation Policy Mixes in Europe – Has it Gone Too Far? An Analysis of Research and Innovation Policy Measures in the Period 2004–12

17 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2015

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Kincsö Izsak

Technopolis Consulting Group

Paresa Markianidou

Technopolis Consulting Group

Slavo Radošević

University College London

Date Written: July 2015

Abstract

A national innovation policy mix comprises the measures that address the innovation policy challenges of the country in question. The data series of the Erawatch and INNO Policy TrendChart initiatives of the European Commission provide a unique opportunity to explore the profiles of the national innovation policy mixes and their evolution during the past decade. In this article, the innovation policy mix per country and changes in these mixes over time are identified. The analysis covers five main policy mix profiles of the EU Member States. An unexpected similarity and stability is found in the national innovation policy mixes of the Member States even though these countries face different innovation challenges. This reflects extensive transnational policy learning, which is a welcome development, but such a similarity among heterogeneous countries might indicate that innovation policies are not being tailored effectively to the real needs and situations in each Member State.

Suggested Citation

Izsak, Kincso and Markianidou, Paresa and Radošević, Slavo, Convergence of National Innovation Policy Mixes in Europe – Has it Gone Too Far? An Analysis of Research and Innovation Policy Measures in the Period 2004–12 (July 2015). JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 53, Issue 4, pp. 786-802, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2616997 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12221

Kincso Izsak (Contact Author)

Technopolis Consulting Group ( email )

Brussels
Belgium

Paresa Markianidou

Technopolis Consulting Group ( email )

Brussels
Belgium

Slavo Radošević

University College London

Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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