Title: The Question of R&D Specialisation: Perspectives and Policy Implications
Authors: BONACCORSI AndreaCENYS AntanasCHORAFAKIS GeorgeCOOKE PhilFORAY DominiqueGIANNITSIS AnastasiosHARRISON MarkKYRIAKOU DimitriosPONTIKAKIS DimitriosSMITH Keith
Editors: PONTIKAKIS Dimitrios
KYRIAKOU Dimitrios
VAN BAVEL Rene
Publisher: OP
Publication Year: 2009
JRC Publication N°: JRC51665
ISBN: 978-92-79-12488-4
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23834 EN
OPOCE LF-NA-23834-EN-C
URI: http://ipts.jrc.ec.europa.eu/publications/pub.cfm?id=2339
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC51665
DOI: 10.2791/1094
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: 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.
JRC Institute:Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

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