Questions related to Innovation Systems
Can some please suggest an easy-to-read/understand book on data envelopment analysis (DEA) for the beginners that explains the usages/interpretation of various DEA models without providing the mathematical details. Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks,
This Project Works about the incomprehension or empty of didactics’ routes in research management learning in teachers of High Education. The problem is tackled from fourth central issues to follow outcomes from research products. 1. Generation of New knowledge. 2. Technology development, 3. Social Appropriation of knowledge, 4. Training of Human Resource in science, technology, and innovation. These topics are supports in the fourth typologies from a National system of science, technology, and Innovation in Colombia, call it Colciencias.
Consequently, it can look at different problems from diverse academic importance, like as unable for identity the national research products map from ScientTI. The lower impact on the research outcomes in academic communities nationals and internationals. Likewise, this problem impacts the creation or participation in research networks. Also, there is an important difficulty for its management the scientific communication to show the outcomes to the generation of new knowledge in indexed journals.
Another topic is about the researcher's rankings. The national Science System has five levels to classify the researchers; 1. Recognized integrant, 2. Junior, 3. Associated, 4. Senior, and 5.Emerito. There are benefits associated with there levels. Many researchers are not in this rankings´ research. This situation harms the possibilities of products´ visibility from researchers.
In this sense, the general difficulty of the Colombian researcher people to articulate and manage their research process with specific outcomes is the cause of this proposal. Also, we think it can generate a research culture from gamification strategies.
It proposes a design of a gamification strategy for the research products management learning, defined in the National System Research. Also, improve a research culture at University of Santo Tomas and the others in the country. Methodologically, the project is thought for it develops over “Human Centered Design (HCD)” model. It hopes to make a prototype of the platform, and mobile-app, in alfa level, that implied the multimedia and gamification concept.
I would like to know what scholars of innovation systems and related topics think about a bottom-up approach to an innovation study. Mainstream innovation studies take top-down approaches in the sense of deciding a-priori what the problem is, what the innovation is, how the bottom should tackle these issues, etc. The bottom-up approach first gives voice to the ground, to the elements/actors that emerge to be involved in a system, what their problems and constraints are, what they see as opportunities and how they tackle all this, i.e. how they innovate.
I might be wrong of course and I would like to know your opinions, your approach, what you think, etc.
Shall is it time to call for an update of the national innovation system concept to the National Innovation Ecosystem?
when reading recent researches on innovation issues, I remarked that the concept of NIS become, in some how, out of date (even it keeps its explanatory power). this is because there are researchers who look to innovation from an ecological point of view and consider its happening as the result of linked ecologies whose aim is to cooperate for promoting innovation and the state of knowledge. therefore, their approximation emerged within a whole system called "Ecosystem". within this ecosystem, the elements of NIS can be reduced to the biotic components ( or according to Andrew Abbott: ecologies): universities, research institutes, industrials, governments. and relations refer to the abiotic items which are considered as input and output of biotic convergence.
Processes, information feedback, policy and time delays are the important elements of System Dynamics modeling. Boundary setting is equally important component in SD modeling given the fact that endogeneous and exogeneous variables are determined based on boundary only.
Integration can be found in examples such as integrated supply chains, integrated design for buildings, and the integration of IS/IT within an enterprise. I am looking for papers about how integration is measured and used as a construct when evaluating the integration of a new paradigm within or across different business functions. A new paradigm for this application of integration I am particularly interested in is sustainability. Thank you in advance for any help toward this matter.
If so, we could make use of synergies in our EU-project "DesAlps": The focus is to understand the innovation facilitators in companies (how they work, what they need) and help them with Design Thinking for sustainability - through workshops and a DT Lab in Upper Austria.
Universities in Latin America are key to contribute to the innovation system yet they still work under the paradigm of linear innovation. My research goal is to identify options and evaluate their innovative performance while shaping a qualitative model to build its improvement and relevance to the innovation system.
I'm looking for papers and books about the economics of science and technological parks, theoretically and empirically.
Theoretically, I want to understand the underlying logic and when science parks are a good or a bad choice.
Empirically, I'm looking for cost-benefit analysis: are they a good investment?
We need thorough knowledge of domains to create applications, products, services and platforms to serve customers and end users. Domains are vast reservoir of knowledge. Mastering this knowledge is no easy task. Given that there are multitudes of domains this task becomes humongous. This task can be made easier if we unearth a set of archetypes that can capture major portion (100% does not seem plausible) of knowledge across domains. We, of course, need to contextualize these archetypes.
The question is, how might developing countries catch up to the industrial states? Is it possible to give some advice that will increase the chances of success?
Many models try to shape the innovation system: national innovation system, Mode 2; triple helix; quadruple helix; quintuple helix are examples.
The emergence of any model is regarded as rivalry; yet some attributes are frequently repeated such as cooperation/partnership characteristic.
Could you list some similarities and/or differences between these models?
Agricultural Innovation System must foster interactions between the different actors. Various experiments have shown that, apart from a strong research and development capacity, the ability to innovate is generally related to collective action, coordination, exchange of information, incentives and resources available to create links and develop joint initiatives. This system considers the diversity of actors involved, their potential relationships, the role of informal practices and the context of agricultural policies.
I did this research last year to understand the approaches of European companies engaged in R&D activities in India. I wish to take it further in deciphering the nuances of EU firms, and contrast that with American firms. Any suggestions on the areas to look at?
I'm having problems with the scale to measure innovation (as a result) and also innovativeness (as the innovation capacity).
Do you know validated scales to measure it?
I am particularly interested in special rewards in energy tarrifs and other regulatory measures employed to promote energy innovations (R&D) by energy regulators. To be more precise: I am not asking about feed in tariffs or other forms of promotion of RES.
One of the current texts that begins to explore this subject is 'The Wide Lens'. While he does cite multiple sources, I am interested in identifying additional sources describing the use of ecosystems in high-tech or clean industries. Thanking you in advance for any suggestions and/or papers you might direct me to.
Dear colleagues, please help me clarify the following issue:
Regional innovation system (RIS) is
a) a subsystem of a region ‘responsible’ for generation, diffusion and exploitation of knowledge (along with political subsystem, social subsystem, etc.)
or b) a certain regional context, a certain state of regional institutions, which in total makes a region as a system to be regarded as innovative (i.e. innovation is being present in various subsystems of the region, such as social, ecological, etc.)?
Any other explanation apart from the two mentioned above are welcome. Please cite your references.
Can a technical innovation system be done before adopting and implementing a technology? How could that happen for sustainable sanitation technologies ?
Tolman's purposive behaviorism asserts that there is a purpose behind every behavior of an organism. "What is the purpose?" is most often encountered question when we model and design systems and contrary to perception it is not easy to properly understand and define the purpose of the system such that the modeling and design process continuously refers to it.
I am doing some researches on national agricultural innovation systems and agricultural extension systems and approaches evaluation and need more information on Meta-analyses particularly on agricultural extension.
Bloomberg provides that list with all info about the relation between a firm and its supplier in term of the amount of selling and buying for each one but for only the current year . Also, Apple provides its supplier list in its website but without any info.
I am looking for a secondary data resource to obtain those lists for at least for five years without conducting a survey or interview.
Is any of you using systems thinking theory and methodology in his/her research?
My background is in political science and I am doing a study on innovation in bioenergy diffusion. As far as I know, systems thinking fits quite well my "systemic" approach to innovation in this sector, and especially because I want to look at how to best manage the interaction between the creation of new knowledge-new technology-new policy and social issues emerging within this system (in two case-studies). If you have any idea, feedback, suggestion, input, advice...this would all be very welcome.
Is this possible to measure the national innovation capacity with respect to these variables (GDP, GDP per capita, high tech exports, R&D expenditure, ICT service export, Patent applications, residents, scientists and engineers in R&D, labor force, FDI net inflow, import and export of goods and services, tax on revenue, population, agriculture) and what kind of test must be applicable.
History shows that some countries that were poor have become increasingly rich and powerful while others remain stagnated in this state without arriving to escape.
We are looking for specific methods (like bibliographic analysis of patents) to find out quantitative informations for the relationship between several technologies (or technology pairs).
We are doing a survey of Entrepreneurs in Europe to find out the gaps in the support system for startups, focusing on free resources offered by public bodies, corporates, universties etc. This could include events, networks, websites, deals, etc. I am looking for some secondary research to add depth to our findings.
I am looking for a evidence that this is a kind of hybrid vehicle at that time.
Innovation is a critical path to sustainable development of firms as well as nations. Industrial engineering is striving to improve firms performance with a number of tools and techniques. Now the question that needs critical analysis and research would be how do we link these two concepts? Specifically for developing nations this would be very useful.
All employees at all levels involved in the innovation process: I need to measure the level of doing that in a company. From the employees side, and preferably also from the management side. Therefore additional good questionnaires that were previously used to measure management's support to it would also be helpful, Thanks!
Apart from cross-national studies and methods based on Hofstede´s dimensiones, as in Vaasa & Kadi (2008) or Lanzjan (2011) since my intention is to focus on a strategic research material (Merton, 1957) using qualitative methods