METHODOLOGIES FOR THE EVALUATION OF REGIONAL INNOVATION POTENTIAL

Citation
C. Nauwelaers et A. Reid, METHODOLOGIES FOR THE EVALUATION OF REGIONAL INNOVATION POTENTIAL, Scientometrics, 34(3), 1995, pp. 497-511
Citations number
1
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Information Science & Library Science","Information Science & Library Science
Journal title
ISSN journal
0138-9130
Volume
34
Issue
3
Year of publication
1995
Pages
497 - 511
Database
ISI
SICI code
0138-9130(1995)34:3<497:MFTEOR>2.0.ZU;2-J
Abstract
This contribution is based on a SPRINT-EIMS project involving a ''hori zontal'' inventory and critical analysis of existing studies on the me asurement and evaluation of regional technological innovative potentia l.(1) After the presentation of a conceptual scheme aiming at reflecti ng on the functioning of a ''Regional System of Innovation'', the main trends in methodological approaches to the evaluation of regional inn ovative potential in the European Union are discussed, pointing to the necessity of moving progressively towards a methodology taking into a ccount interactions, both locally and externally, between the various components and actors of the innovation process. There is no single be st-practice methodology in this respect: the use of an ''eclectic'' as sortment of methodological approaches is investigated and the recommen dation given to develop data bases on innovation at regional level.