Discusses the potential impacts, benefits and limits to research and innovation policy within Europe both in the short and long term.
Europe's research and technology system is about to change with the introduction of a novel approach, labelled 'European Research Area' (ERA). This concept makes an attempt to break with the established mode of governance in Europe and seeks to advance European research collaboration and co-ordinate national research policies. Changing Governance of Research and Technology Policy is a unique collection analysing and commenting on the development of the ERA. The contributors include leading scholars of European integration and technology policy, and high-level administrators. They discuss the potential impacts, benefits and limits to research and innovation policy within Europe both in the short and long term. Moreover, the debate about ERA is placed firmly in the context of the overall changes in governance at the European level. The book will be essential reading for international researchers, policymakers and students interested in research, technology and innovation policy in Europe.
ContentsPart I: Changing Governance: The European Perspective 1. Changing Governance in European Research and Technology Policy 2. Shared Governance Through Mutual Policy Learning 3. Old Games, Old Players - New Rules, New Results 4. Political Dynamics of the ERA 5. Change in European R&D Policy as a Complex Consensus-building Process Part II: Changing Governance: The Sub-European Perspective 6. European Research Area: New Roles for National and European RTDI Funding Programs? 7. National but/and/or European: The Differentiation of EU-R&D Policy Subsystems in Three Countries 8. Finnish Science and Technology Policy in the Context of Internationalization and Europeanization 9. Entering the Club 10. Introducing Regions and Innovation-related Needs in the Multi-layer Logic of the European Research Area 11. German Corporatism in Industrial R&D: Its National Structure and European Challenge Part III: Changing Governance: A Sectoral Perspective - The Case of Biotechnology 12. International Innovative Activities, National Technology Competition and European Integration Efforts 13. Innovation Policy in a Multi-level Governance System 14. The European Research Area and the Social Contextualization of Technological Innovations Index