JRC Scientific and Technical Reports: The question of R&D specialisation: perspectives and policy implications

Bonaccorsi, Andrea, Čenys, Antanas, Chorafakis, George, Cooke, Phil, Foray, Dominique, Giannitsis, Anastasios, Harrison, Mark, Kyriakou, Dimitrios, Pontikakis, Dimitrios and Smith, Keith (2009) JRC Scientific and Technical Reports: The question of R&D specialisation: perspectives and policy implications. Technical Report. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

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The question of 'R&D specialisation' has emerged as an issue of debate on the research policy agenda. But what is this question and why should we bother with it? The question boils down to whether, for any given geographical-political entity, there are benefits to having R&D efforts concentrated (or specialised) in a limited number of thematic areas and, if so, whether (a) public funding of R&D should focus on these areas accordingly and (b) corporate R&D investment should be steered towards these areas through structural changes to the economy (and how to achieve this). To explore this question and examine its implications for policy, the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, together with DG Research, organised a workshop in Barcelona on 30 June 2008. This report is an edited compilation of contributions submitted by participants at this event.

Item Type: Report (Technical Report)
Subjects: N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
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Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2012 09:18
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:06
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/9715

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