Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/27267
Authors: 
Léger, Andréanne
Swaminathan, Sushmita
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 743
Abstract: 
Innovation is at the basis of economic development and as such, it is instrumental for developing countries. We review the literature on innovation from the perspectives of four select branches of economics to build a conceptual framework of innovation applicable to developing countries. The conceptual framework includes insights from the surveyed literature and identifies areas of further research. Finally, we conclude with policy recommendations for innovation policies in developing countries highlighting the fact that intellectual property protection is not likely to be at the basis of innovation in these countries.
Subjects: 
Innovation
Development
Absorptive Capacity
JEL: 
O31
B41
P20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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