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Governance and Institutional Change in Ireland

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Show simple item record Hilliard, Rachel Green, Roy 2012-09-29T11:01:57Z 2012-09-29T11:01:57Z 2005
dc.identifier.citation Hilliard, R.;Green, R. (2005) 'Governance and Institutional Change in Ireland' In: Svend Remoe(Eds.). Governance of Innovation Systems (MONIT). Paris : OECD. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9789264013445
dc.description Book chapter en_US
dc.description.abstract An innovation driven policy agenda has emerged in Ireland against a backdrop of remarkable economic growth and convergence. Policy makers now recognise that convergence in innovative performance will also be required for a sustainable economic future. Despite this recognition, over the past decade, the Irish policy system has been struggling with two significant, and interrelated, innovation policy challenges. The first is the stimulation of a national innovation system (NIS). The second is to secure the role of policy in achieving effective links and integrations between the elements of the NIS.   One explanation may be that the failure to develop coherence between policy elements may simply reflect the early stage of development of the Irish NIS; it may be the case that the development of NIS elements needs to precede the development of effective interactions between those elements. Alternatively the problem may be a particular incidence of a wider problem affecting policy, namely the prevalence within the Irish policy system of a culture of strong ministerial autonomy. It may also be that the innovation agenda has failed to gain wider support within government and society. This lack of a shared understanding of the priority of innovation for continued economic growth and the costs of failure weakens the political imperative for a coherent and integrated approach to developing the Irish NIS. Recent attempts to strengthen elements and interactions within the NIS can be seen as attempts to address these issues.    en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher OECD en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Governance of Innovation Systems (MONIT) en
dc.subject National Innovation System (NIS) en_US
dc.subject Policy en_US
dc.title Governance and Institutional Change in Ireland en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US 2012-09-07T11:34:29Z
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dc.description.peer-reviewed Not peer reviewed
dc.contributor.funder |~|Enterprise Ireland |~|Enterprise Ireland Forbairt|~|
dc.internal.rssid 1154235 Rachel Hilliard, Dept. Of Management, Top Floor, St. Anthony'S, Nui Galway. 2932 Email:
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