Is Technology Policy Practised as It Is Preached

Petri Rouvinen

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The second Finnish Community Innovation Survey is used to study whether the technology policy practice was consistent with the official rhetoric in the mid 1990s. Findings suggest that a firmʼs likelihood of receiving public R&D support increases with outside collaboration, the ability to benefit from inward spillovers, and R&D-intensity. There is some indication that the likelihood also increases with size and employeesʼ formal education. It is confirmed that Tekes promotes cooperation and networking, conducts its mission selectively, and facilitates the exchange of knowledge. It is, however, not found that it would particularly focus on small and medium-sized enterprises or new firms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-62
JournalFinnish Economic Papers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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