Author: Pietro Moncada Paternò Castello, Mafini Dosso, Ben R. Martin
Date: 14 May 2018
The transition from an essentially opinion-based approach to a more rigorous and evidence-based approach to policy decision-making has increased the demand for better integration of evidence-based practices into the formulation and implementation of government policies. A principal rationale lies in the belief that enhancing the knowledge base for policymaking and practice is likely to lead to better outcomes. This introductory article, written by Pietro Moncada Paternò Castello for the Science and Public Policy Journal of Oxford, sets the scene for the short collection of papers that address specific issues regarding the prospect of better evidence-based policy in the area of industrial research and innovation (IRI). It identifies and discusses key challenges for the transition towards evidence-based IRI policy.
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