Coordination of Innovation Policies in the Catching-up Context: A historical perspective on Estonia and Brazil Erkki Karo and Rainer Kattel

This paper highlights some of the crucial weaknesses of innovation policy-research that limit the relevance of this research for policy-making practices in catching-up countries. The authors propose a framework that takes a multi-level and dynamic approach towards studying innovation-policy-making processes. Applying this framework, the authors examine the evolution of innovation policy and governance trajectories of Estonia and Brazil and how this has affected the capacities for technological accumulation and development.

This paper has been published in Int. J. Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp.293–329.

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