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Regional Innovation Systems: How to Assess Performance

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Zabala-Iturriagagoitia, Jon Mikel; Voigt, Peter; Gutiérrez-Gracia, Antonio; Jiménez-Sáez, Fernando

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Abstract This paper applies Data Envelopment Analysis [DEA] methodology to the evaluation of regional innovation system performance based on information provided by the European Innovation Scoreboard [EIS] for 2002 and 2003. We find that those European regions ranked in the EIS as showing better performance in high-technology areas, are ranked somewhat differently according to DEA. The results of our study show that the higher the technological level of a region, the greater is the need for system coordination. Where this is lacking there is a loss of performance efficiency compared to other similar regions. Policy making in relation to Regional Innovation Systems (RIS) has in the past depended on systemic analysis. Here, we propose a methodology that combines quantitative and qualitative analyses to enrich the knowledge base for future policy decision making.
Classification Sociology of Science, Sociology of Technology, Research on Science and Technology; Special areas of Departmental Policy; Area Development Planning, Regional Research
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 661-672
Journal Regional Studies, 41 (2007) 5
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343400601120270
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)