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Policy learning and the 'cluster-flavoured innovation policy' in Finland

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)780-795
Number of pages16
JournalENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING C: GOVERNMENT AND POLICY
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

With this paper I aim to shed light on the attempts that have been made to adjust Finnish policy making to the changes in the global technoeconomic environment, as well as to the meta-rationales behind the evolving cluster-flavoured innovation (CFI) policies. Policy learning is discussed with reference to the main cluster and innovation policy changes in Finland and related conceptual development. My main aim is to paint an overall picture of Finnish CFI polices and learning related to them as well as to analyse how eff orts to redesign the policies have been unfolding over the past twenty years. This paper is based on (a) secondary data (ie, earlier studies and reports on the Finnish cluster and innovation policies) and (b) data from two empirical studies.

Keywords

  • Cluster policy, Finland, Governance, Innovation policy, Policy learning