Schultze-Krogh, AC, Rypestøl, JO & Johnsen, HCG (2018), Coping with policy: Innovation policy in times of disruption
This chapter focuses on how innovation policy has coped with the market over history. Using Norway as representative of small European economies, it examines how national innovation policy has changed from 1900. The picture drawn is a non-linear development, moving from an overall modernisation project via a strong planning economic structure followed by an era of opening up and moving into a more co-ordinated market economy, before ending up with an era of smart specialisation strategy. The chapter discusses whether concurrent innovation policies will help people cope with the future. It reflects on the challenges of defining economic policy in a disruptive knowledge economy. The chapter looks at some areas of conflicts resulting from a smart specialisation innovation strategy approach and provides a discussion related to the advantages and disadvantages of such a strategy in times of rapid change and disruption.
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