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Title: Technology policy learning and innovation systems life cycle: the Canadian aircraft industry

Authors: Majlinda Zhegu

Addresses: Department of Management and Technology, Université du Québec à Montréal, Case Postale 8888, Succursale Centre-ville, Montréal (Québec) H3C 3P8, Canada

Abstract: This study aims to bridge the literature regarding organisational learning and the system of innovation perspective. This paper explores the dynamics of technology policy learning in an innovation systems context. Firstly, the main findings on organisational learning attributes are presented. Secondly, the process of public policy learning is discussed. Finally, a life cycle approach for analysing technology policy learning is presented for the Canadian aerospace industry. By discerning the complimentary factors among differing theoretical perspectives, this paper provides a better understanding of the process and evolution of technological policy.

Keywords: aircraft industry; organisational learning; sectoral system of innovation; national innovation systems; technology policy learning; public policy learning; innovation systems life cycle; Canada; aerospace industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTG.2013.052029

International Journal of Technology and Globalisation, 2013 Vol.7 No.1/2, pp.23 - 40

Available online: 10 Feb 2013 *

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