SME policy and the Regional Dimension of Innovation : Towards a New Paradigm for Innovation Policy ?

@inproceedings{Nauwelaers2000SMEPA,
  title={SME policy and the Regional Dimension of Innovation : Towards a New Paradigm for Innovation Policy ?},
  author={Claire Nauwelaers and Ren{\'e} Wintjes},
  year={2000}
}
Based on the empirical findings achieved in a comparative research, involving 40 innovation policy instruments in 11 European regions, this paper exposes the claim for a new innovation policy paradigm and proposes a shift in rationale and in broad orientations for innovation policy, addressing SMEs in their regional context. The main role for innovation policy, which aims to increase the capacity of a region and the capabilities of its SMEs to innovate, is to foster interactive learning within… CONTINUE READING