R&D, innovation and public policy: towards a new economic policy for innovation
Director general of Policy for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Ministry of Industry
This article offers a brief look at the position of Spanish businesses in an international context with regards to R&D and innovation, as well as at the design of economic policies aimed at promoting research and innovation. It also examines the problem involved in differentiating between R&D and innovation, and in establishing the typologies. In this context, the efforts made by the OECD to define and build indicators for R&D and innovation to aid international comparisons are commented on. As a whole, the text offers a fairly complete summary of the current state of R&D and innovation with regard to businesses in Spain.
business, development, economic policy, innovation, public policy, research
Submission date: December 2006
Published in: March 2007