STIMULATING INNOVATIVE BEHAVIOUR IN NATIONAL SYSTEMS OF INNOVATION: THEORETICAL, METHODOLOGICAL AND POLICY PITFALLS AND CHALLENGES

L.A.G. Oerlemans, M.W. Pretorius

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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa was one of the first countries in the world that adopted a Systems of Innovation approach as its policy framework. By adopting this approach, one also inherits the problems, pitfalls, and challenges of a framework. This paper evaluates the Systems of Innovation approach from a theoretical, methodological, and policy perspective. Equipped with this knowledge, researchers can guide their research efforts, whereas policy makers can design more appropriate policy measures fitting and stimulating the functioning and effectiveness of a System of Innovation.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Suid-Afrika was een van die eerste lande wat n Stelsel van Innovasie as grondslag vir n beleidsraamwerk aanvaar het. Die inherente probleme, slaggate en uitdagings van so n raamwerk is egter belangrike faktore om in ag te neem. Hierdie artikel evalueer die Stelsel van Innovasie-benadering vanuit n teoretiese, metodologiese en beleidsperspektief. Die bevindings kan as nuttige riglyne vir navorsingsbeplanning dien, terwyl beleidmakers meer toepaslike instrumente vir die stimulering van n funksionele en effektiewe Stelsel van Innovasie kan ontwerp.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7166/17-1-157

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