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The National Innovation System of Belgium

  • Henri Capron
  • Wim Meeusen

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction and Institutional Setting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Henri Capron
      Pages 21-41
    3. Henri Capron, Michele Cincera, Michel Dumont
      Pages 43-69
  3. The Inputs in the National Innovation System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Henri Capron, Michele Cincera
      Pages 73-100
    3. Klaus Vandewalle
      Pages 101-116
    4. Henri Capron, Michele Cincera, Bruno Pottelsberghe van Potellsberghe de la Potterie
      Pages 117-136
    5. Michel Dumont, Wim Meeusen
      Pages 137-172
  4. The Outputs of the National Innovation System and Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Henri Capron, Michele Cincera
      Pages 175-198
    3. Henri Capron, Wim Meeusen
      Pages 211-221
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 223-245

About this book


The subject of the book is the description and analysis of the national innovation system in Belgium. It is the first comprehensive study of its kind for Belgium. The approach - a "systemic" one, as opposed to the traditional "linear causal" approach - has increasingly become the framework for studies of the complex relationships between R&D, innovation, the economic performance of firms and of the economy as a whole, technological policy, and finally the institutional framework of the national economy, including its transnational aspects.
The book pays attention to the institutional framework of Belgium, the inputs (human capital, R&D efforts, government support) into, and the outputs of the innovation system.


Belgien Belgium F & E Innovation System Innovationssystem R&D Research & Development Technology Wirtschaftspolitik economic policy innovation innovation systems research research & development (R&D) science and technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Henri Capron
    • 1
  • Wim Meeusen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied Economics (DULBEA)Free University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Applied EconomicsUniversity of Antwerp — RUCAAntwerpBelgium

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