Analysing national innovation capacity and its importance for competitiveness and growth

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dc.contributor.author Doran, Justin
dc.contributor.author McCarthy, Nóirín
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-03T09:13:50Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-03T09:13:50Z
dc.date.issued 2018-04-25
dc.identifier.citation Doran, J., N. McCarthy and M. O'Connor (2018) 'Analysing National Innovation Capacity and its Importance for Competitiveness and Growth'. International Journal of Competitiveness, 1 (3), pp. 257-278. doi: 10.1504/IJC.2018.10012662 en
dc.identifier.volume 1 en
dc.identifier.issued 3 en
dc.identifier.startpage 257 en
dc.identifier.endpage 278 en
dc.identifier.issn 2056-9432
dc.identifier.issn 2056-9440
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5994
dc.identifier.doi 10.1504/IJC.2018.10012662
dc.description.abstract This paper uses data from the OECD's Scientific and Technological database and the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) to analyse the national innovation capacity of nineteen OECD countries over the time period 2001 to 2007. A total of three sub-indexes are constructed which rank the strength of the common innovation infrastructure, cluster specific environment and quality of linkages which exist within each of the countries. These sub-indexes form the basis of an overall index measuring countries' national innovation capacity. The results indicate that each of the three components considered are important in explaining the innovation output of the countries studied. Further to this, national innovation capacity is found to have a positive effect on GDP per capita and on a country's GCR ranking. However, national innovation capacity in 2001 is found to be negatively associated with the subsequent growth rate of GDP per capita. This counterintuitive result may arise due to determinants of growth other than innovation such as capital and labour accumulation. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Inderscience en
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1504/IJC.2018.091500
dc.rights © 2018 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. en
dc.subject National innovation capacity en
dc.subject Competitiveness en
dc.subject Economic growth en
dc.subject Economic geography. en
dc.title Analysing national innovation capacity and its importance for competitiveness and growth en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Justin Doran, Economics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: justin.doran@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2019-04-25
dc.date.updated 2018-04-17T13:57:19Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 419942346
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Journal of Competitiveness en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress Justin.Doran@ucc.ie en


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