Towards evidence-based industrial research and innovation policy

Author: Pietro Moncada PaternĂ² Castello, Mafini Dosso, Ben R. Martin

Date: 14 May 2018

Type: Other

Topic: Innovation

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 PaternĂ² 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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