Slavo Radosevic

  • Current position:
    Professor of Industry and Innovation Studies UCL, UK
  • Research interest:
    Growth and structural change through innovation systems, entrepreneurship, international business and innovation policy perspectives
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  • Affiliations:
    University College London, UK
  • Past positions:
    Senior Fellow, SPRU Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, UK
  • Qualifications:
    PhD, University of Zagreb, 1987
  • Personal statement about IZA World of Labor:
    Far too many policies are conducted based on flimsy and superficial evidence. I am pleased to contribute to evidence-based policy making
  • Selected publications:
    • “The role of public research in economic development.” Chapter II.1 in: EC, Science, Research and Innovation Performance of the EU. Brussels: European Commission, 2016.
    • “Convergence of national innovation policy mixes in Europe—Has it gone too far? An analysis of research and innovation policy measures in the period 2004–12.” Journal of Common Market Studies 53:4 (2015) (with K. Izsak and P. Markianidou).
    • Dynamics of Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship: Business Strategy and Public Policy. Abingdon: Routeldge, 2015 (edited with F. Malerba, Y. Caloghirou, and M. McKelvey).
    • Challenges for European Innovation Policy: Cohesion and Excellence from a Schumpeterian Perspective. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011 (edited with A. Kaderabkova).
    • “Entrepreneurial orientation of knowledge-based enterprises in Central and East Europe.” In: Dynamics of Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship: Business Strategy and Public Policy. Abingdon: Routledge, 2015 (with E. Yoruk).
  • Articles

Upgrading technology in Central and Eastern European economies

Existing policies in Eastern Europe will not sufficiently promote technological innovation

February 2017

10.15185/izawol.338 338

by Slavo Radosevic Radosevic, S

The future growth of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) depends on upgrading technology, exporting and coupling domestic technology efforts while improving their position in global value chains. Current policies in the region are not geared to these tasks, despite the availability of huge financial opportunities in the form of EU structural funds. Existing policies are overly focused on research and development (R&D) and neglect sources of productivity growth, such as management practices, skills, quality, and engineering. The challenge is how to design industrial and innovation policies so that they promote modernization and drive structural change.