Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Tipo di prodottoArticolo in rivista
TitoloThe Retreat of Public Research and its Adverse Consequences on Innovation
Anno di pubblicazione2018
FormatoElettronico
Autore/iArchibugi D. , Filippetti A.
Affiliazioni autoriDaniele Archibugi: Italian National Research Council, IRPPS, Via Palestro, 32, 00185 Rome, Italy Department of Management, University of London, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX, UK Andrea Filippetti: Italian National Research Council, ISSIRFA, Via dei Taurini, 19, 00185 Rome, Italy d Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK e Centre for Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Autori CNR e affiliazioni
  • DANIELE ARCHIBUGI
  • ANDREA FILIPPETTI
Lingua/e
  • inglese
AbstractDoes it matter whether research is conducted by the private business rather than in universities or government research centres? While most of the attention of science and innovation policy in the last decades has explored the relevance of the interconnections between public and business players in enhancing knowledge-based societies, a major trend has been ignored: both the quota of public R & D and its share over the total R & D investment has shrunk in the majority of OECD countries. As a result, a larger fraction of knowledge is today generated in the business sector. We argue that this is a major problem since public research and private research differ along a number of characteristics, e.g. public access, potential for future technological innovations, criteria of resource allocation. This trend can have adverse implications for long-term innovation and economic welfare in our societies. Through the lens of the public goods theory and of the sector of funding and execution of R & D for the period 1981-2013 we try to explain why.
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Altro abstractDoes it matter whether research is conducted by the private business rather than in universities or government research centres? While most of the attention of science and innovation policy in the last decades has explored the relevance of the interconnections between public and business players in enhancing knowledge-based societies, a major trend has been ignored: both the quota of public R & D and its share over the total R & D investment has shrunk in the majority of OECD countries. As a result, a larger fraction of knowledge is today generated in the business sector. We argue that this is a major problem since public research and private research differ along a number of characteristics, e.g. public access, potential for future technological innovations, criteria of resource allocation. This trend can have adverse implications for long-term innovation and economic welfare in our societies. Through the lens of the public goods theory and of the sector of funding and execution of R & D for the period 1981-2013 we try to explain why.
Lingua altro abstractinglese
Pagine da97
Pagine a110
Pagine totali13
RivistaTechnological forecasting & social change
Attiva dal 1970
Editore: American Elsevier - New York
Paese di pubblicazione: Stati Uniti d'America
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0040-1625
Titolo chiave: Technological forecasting & social change
Titolo proprio: Technological forecasting and social change.
Titolo abbreviato: Technol. forecast. soc. change
Titolo alternativo: Technological forecasting & social change
Numero volume della rivista127
Fascicolo della rivista1
DOI10.1016/j.techfore.2017.05.022
Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePublished version
Indicizzazione (in banche dati controllate)-
Parole chiaveR&D, Knowledge economy, Public sector, Public goods, Intellectual property rights, Technology transfer, Innovation
Link (URL, URI)-
Titolo parallelo-
Licenza-
Scadenza embargo-
Data di accettazione19/05/2017
Note/Altre informazioni-
Strutture CNR
  • IRPPS — Istituto di ricerche sulla popolazione e le politiche sociali
  • ISSIRFA — Istituto di studi sui sistemi regionali federali e sulle autonomie "Massimo Severo Giannini"
Moduli/Attività/Sottoprogetti CNR
  • DUS.AD012.031.001 : GLOBAT - Globalizzazione, Ricerca e Innovazione
Progetti Europei-
Allegati
The retreat of public research and its adverse consequences on innovation (documento privato )
Descrizione: published version
Tipo documento: application/pdf