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Innovation, Governance and Entrepreneurship: How Do They Evolve in Middle Income Countries?

New Concepts, Trends and Challenges

  • Sefer Sener
  • Stefan Schepers
  • Examines the importance of innovation in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

  • Analyses the effects of innovation and financial performance on companies in middle income European countries

  • Assesses the effects of macroeconomic indicators on innovation activities

  • Examines collaborative governance, which is an institutional factor affecting the innovation performance of public and private sector entities


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sefer Sener, Stefan Schepers
    Pages 1-9
  3. Nada Kakabadse, Andrew Kakabadse
    Pages 79-94
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 213-216

About this book


This book analyses the effects of technological development, innovation, entrepreneurship and governance in middle income countries, such as Turkey, in detail. How to best practise innovation and entrepreneurship, which many researchers and policy makers believe to be the main drivers of economic growth and development, has become a fiercely-debated topic. The contributors to this volume consider economic, social and institutional dimensions of innovative thinking, entrepreneurial activity and governance, and investigate both theoretically and empirically how these factors should contribute to the uptake of new technology and the global performance of middle income countries. By offering country specific examples, and by comparing high income and middle income countries, this edited collection presents a comprehensive analysis of innovation, entrepreneurial growth and development outside the vacuum of high income economies, which has traditionally received substantially more scholarly attention.


Turkey Wellbeing well-being Innovation Ecosystems Middle income trap Collaborative Governance Macroeconomic Dynamics Ambidextrous Innovation Entrepreneurship Economic development Developing countries Eastern Europe

Editors and affiliations

  • Sefer Sener
    • 1
  • Stefan Schepers
    • 2
  1. 1.Istanbul UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Henley Business SchoolBrusselsBelgium

About the editors

Sefer Şener is Professor and Head of the Department of Technology and Industry, Istanbul University, Turkey. Through visits to the United States and Europe, Şener has deepened his understanding of economic integration and innovation, and their potential effect on the Turkish economy – including its technology, innovation and entrepreneurial standards. He is co-organiser of the International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation, held every two years in Istanbul.

Stefan Schepers is Secretary General of the High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management, Brussels, and Visiting Professor at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. Stefan was formerly Director General of the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht, The Netherlands. He is currently Chairman of EPPA, a management consultancy specialising in business–government–society interaction, a member of the Senate of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Austria, and a Scholar at the Montesquieu Forum, France. He has published on management and EU affairs, and recently co-edited Rethinking the Future of Europe (2014) and Revolutionising EU Innovation Policy (2016).

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