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Leonid Gokhberg


Umut Yilmaz Cetinkaya1, Erkan Erdil1
  • 1 Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 1 Dumlupinar Bulvari, 06800 Cankaya-Ankara, Turkey

Cohesion and Competition of Europe: Innovation Policy from the Perspective of Networks and Entropy

2016. Vol. 10. No. 4. P. 7–24 [issue contents]
This study analyzes the innovative potential of the European Union in the context of the European Research Area (ERA). Literature related to the Systems of Innovation, network studies, Framework Programs and the European Research Area will be used to establish a theoretical framework for policy analysis. It forms a database from three different resources to establish a European Research and Innovation Network, which appears as a result of policy and program implementation at the European level. The evaluation of the European Union’s innovative potential is discussed for developing policy recommendations, which are derived from theoretical arguments as well as analytical studies, based on network analysis and the notion of entropy. The implementation of a relatively simple rule by the European Commission, in addition to policies focusing on the development of countries’ diversity and absorptive capacity, which are structural breakdowns, may make an important contribution to improving cohesion and competition within the European Research Area, as well innovation in the European Union.
Citation: Cetinkaya U.Y., Erdil E. (2016) Cohesion and Competition of Europe: Innovation Policy from the Perspective of Networks and Entropy. Foresight and STI Governance, vol. 10, no 4, pp. 7–24. DOI: 10.17323/1995-459X.2016.4.7.24.
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