Title: Designing a model for innovation indicators from a systems perspective
Authors: Giampiero E.G. Beroggi, May Levy, Elisabeth Pastor Cardinet
Addresses: Zurich Statistical Office, Bleicherweg 5, CH-8090 Zurich, Switzerland. ' Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Espace de l'Europe 10, CH-2010 Neuchatel, Switzerland. ' Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Espace de l'Europe 10, CH-2010 Neuchatel, Switzerland
Abstract: We report on an empirically derived model for innovation indicators that enables a better measure and promotion of innovation. The model has been derived through an internet-based Delphi assessment, involving up to 32 experts. The first two Delphi rounds (April 2004–March 2005) were held through the internet and the third round (May 2005) was organised as a workshop in a face-to-face meeting. As a result of the Delphi assessment, we could derive a model of the innovation system with very high consensus among the experts. This model will make it possible in a next step to define innovation indicators that will enable policymakers to analyse the innovation system and monitor its evolution. A comparison with the European Innovation Scoreboard indicators shows that more indicators than used nowadays will have to be defined to make the model operational.
Keywords: innovation management; innovation indicators; technology transfer; web based Delphi assessment; science and technology; S&T; research and development; R&D; systems perspective; internet; policy making; technological innovation; technology policy.
International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2006 Vol.6 No.2, pp.200 - 220
Published online: 16 Sep 2006 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article