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January 2006 Report prepared by Stephen Roper and Jim Love (Aston Business School, Birmingham) and Phil Cooke and Nick Clifton (Cardiff University)
ISBN 0 7559 1313 2 (Web only publication)
This document is also available in pdf format (943k)
Section 1 - Aims and Objectives1.1 Introduction 1.2 Structure of the Report 1.3 Basis of the Report
Section 2 - Innovation Systems - Background2.1 Introduction 2.2 Systemic Perspectives for Innovation 2.3 Key Components of the SIS2.4 Linkages and Spillovers 2.5 What Constitutes a System?
Section 3 - Benchmarking the Scottish Innovation System3.1 Introduction 3.2 Governance within the SIS3.3 Organisations within the SIS3.4 Benchmarking SIS Institutions 3.5 Global Comparisons of SIS Performance 3.6 European Comparisons 3.7 UK Comparisons
Section 4 - Knowledge Generation in the SIS - R&D Organisations4.1 Introduction 4.2 Key Actors Engaged in Knowledge Generation 4.2.1 Business R&D in Scotland 4.2.2 Research Performed in Government Establishments 4.2.3 Research Performed in HEIs in Scotland 4.3 The Efficiency of Knowledge Generation 4.4 Key Results and Mapping
Section 5 - Knowledge Exploitation and Application5.1 Introduction 5.2 R&D and Innovation in Scottish Firms 5.3 Start-ups and Spin-outs 5.4 Overview and Mapping
Section 6 - Knowledge Transfer and Diffusion6.1 Introduction 6.2 Cluster and Industry Groups 6.3 The Intermediary Technology Institutes 6.4 Business Incubation 6.5 Discussion and Mapping
Section 7 - System Governance and Co-ordination7.1 Introduction 7.2 The Scottish Executive 7.2.1 The Role of the Executive in the SIS7.2.2 Evaluation of the Science Strategy and SSAC7.3 Scottish Enterprise 7.3.1 The Role of Scottish Enterprise 7.3.2 Evaluation of the Role of Scottish Enterprise 7.4 Highlands and Islands Enterprise 7.4.1 Role of Highlands and Islands Enterprise 7.4.2 Evaluation of the Role of HIE
Section 8 - Final Remarks8.1 Introduction 8.2 Is there a Scottish Innovation System? 8.3 Strengths of the SIS8.4 Weaknesses of the SIS
Annex 1 - European Innovation Scoreboard - Regional Indicators and Approach
Annex 2 - Verbatim Quotes from Company Interviews
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