Comparison Between the IUGP Settings and Global Innovation Index of Qatar, United States, Norway, and Singapore
In the first part of this chapter a qualitative comparison of the IUGP enablers is performed between US, Norway, Singapore, and Qatar, which were discussed in detail in Chaps. 2– 5. The qualitative comparison reveals that the IUGP history in the US, as one might expect, is the longest in comparison to the other countries. At the same time, Qatar is still at an engagement level in terms of its IUGPs and overall innovation system. In the second part of this chapter, to further explore the specific areas where Qatar has a room to improve (in comparison to the other three countries), a comprehensive quantitative comparison of Global Innovation Index (GII) and its indicators is performed between the four countries (Cornell University, INSEAD, WIPO, 2017). The comparison highlights that Qatar can enhance its innovation system and IUGP settings through improvements in regulatory environment, research and development, market sophistication (such as credit and investment), knowledge-based workforce, knowledge creation, and creative outputs (such as creative goods and services and online creativity).
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