The Conceptual Fluidity of National Innovation Systems: Implications for Innovation Measures

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Measuring Innovation in OECD and NON-OECD Countries Selected seminar papers. Chapter 1, pages 9-19
William Blankley, Mario Scerri, Neo Molotja, Imraan Saloojee (eds)
Cape Town: HSRC Press
ISBN 10: 0-7969-2062-1, ISBN 13: 978-07969-2062-1

The formulation of the concept of a national innovation system (NIS) emerged from an evolutionary account of the economics of technological change that had arisen in opposition to the established neoclassical orthodoxy. The principal defining feature of the new paradigm was its emphasis on specificities as opposed to the universality assumed the the neoclassical account of technological change.

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