J Technol Transf (2018) 43:259–262 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10961-017-9569-9 1,2,3 Nicholas S. Vonortas Published online: 7 March 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 JEL Classiﬁcation L2 O3 The set of issues one must deal with across the spectrum of science, technology and innovation is quite immense. Idea exploration, exploitation and commercialization touch upon and are affected by a myriad different factors of technical and socio-economic nature (Leyden and Link 2015; OECD 2015; Vonortas et al. 2014). The concept of the policy mix deﬁned as ‘‘… the combined set of interacting policy instruments of a country addressing R&D and innovation’’ (De Heide 2011) has been offered as one way of addressing this complexity (Rogge and Reichardt 2016). Figure 1 below provides an illustration. In Fig. 1, the core domains of R&D and of Innovation are surrounded and directly affected by a broad set of issue/policy areas (dark grey), a much broader set of issues in lighter grey, and by a set of external (contextual) environments deﬁned by macroeconomic environments, ﬁnancial and ﬁscal structures, stakeholder interests, and international obli- gations. Given this dependence on context, the conspicuous void on information from an international perspective, especially a comparative international perspective, looks peculiar. The
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