Innovation Policy and Governance in High-Tech Industries

The Complexity of Coordination

  • Johannes Bauer
  • Achim Lang
  • Volker Schneider

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Johannes M. Bauer, Achim Lang, Volker Schneider
    Pages 1-19
  3. Theories and Concepts of Innovation Policy

  4. National Systems of Innovation and High-Tech Policies

  5. Sectoral Perspectives on Innovation Policy

  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Achim Lang, Volker Schneider, Johannes M. Bauer
      Pages 287-299
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 301-304

About this book


The book examines the conditions for successful high-technology policy from theoretical and empirical perspectives. It enhances the predominant national systems of innovation approach to innovation policy with concepts based on new developments in the govern-ance of complex systems and processes. The conceptual framework of complex networks and systems is used to examine national policy approaches in countries that have created environments conducive to high-technology industries as well as individual high-technology sectors, such as biotechnology, alternative energy, and aerospace. Theoretical and empirical contributions are synthesised into lessons for high-tech policy and further research.


Complex Adaptive Systems High-Technology High-Technology Policy Research Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Johannes Bauer
    • 1
  • Achim Lang
    • 2
  • Volker Schneider
    • 3
  1. 1., Quello Center for TelecommunicationMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2., Department of Politics and ManagementUniversity of KonstanzKonstanzGermany
  3. 3., Department of Politics and ManagementUniversity of KonstanzKonstanzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12562-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-12563-8
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