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date: 25 August 2019

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This chapter focuses on transparency in innovation policy, with emphasis on the science and technology policy arena. It begins by presenting the broader innovation systems policy domain and analyzing the nature of innovation and innovation processes as well as the rationale for innovation policy including the goals, instruments, and actors involved in such a policy. It then considers policy instruments and “soft” institutions that influence the outcomes of science and technology policy, including the protection of intellectual property rights. The chapter concludes by assessing the benefits of transparency in the innovation policy arena.

Keywords: innovation, innovation policy, intellectual property rights, policy instruments, science and technology, soft institutions, transparency

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