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Technology and Innovation Report 2015

Fostering Innovation Policies for Industrial Development

  • Author: UNCTAD
  • Publication date: January 2016
  • Page count: 140
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 15.II.D.3

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ISBN: 9789211128895
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About the product

This report focuses on how innovation policies can expressly promote industrial development, and what lessons can be learnt from existing experiences of countries, both developing and developed. It argues that while technology and innovation are an essential component of how industries use knowledge to apply to learning, their role in fostering economic development can only be harnessed if innovation policies are clearly and coherently linked to overall industrial development goals of countries. Basing its analysis on data as well as experiences of countries, the report argues for closer coordination between innovation policies and industrial goals in order to promote technology and innovation for overall economic development.