CESIS Research

The purpose of CESIS research is to formulate the innovation systems (IS) approach in such a way that it allows for controlled, systematic empirical quantitative analyses, from which decision-support for innovation policy can be designed. Thereby CESIS responds to an overall demand for quantitative measures in IS analyses, and for research which produces knowledge that can give input to and provide new perspectives on the development of innovation policy at various levels.

CESIS adopts an approach to innovation systems research that comprises systematic analyses of dynamic interdependencies in the development of firms, their industries, interaction networks and institutional milieu. The reserach agenda is based on network formulations where an innovation system can be depicted as a set of network layers, where links on each layer are distinguished with regard to durability, content, types of information and nature of interaction.