Innovation Systems in Emerging Economies

MINT – Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey

Volume 18 – Smart Innovation SET Coordinated by Dimitri Uzunidis

Innovation Systems in Emerging Economies

Vanessa Casadella, University of Picardie Jules Verne, France

ISBN : 9781786301901

Publication Date : July 2018

Hardcover 174 pp

120.00 USD



Innovation systems reflect the relationships that interact with production, diffusion and the use of new knowledge. Promoted by enterprises’ strategies and public policies, innovation systems serve as a reference for understanding the phenomena of growth as well as economic development. They have been widely analyzed in developed economies but much less so in emerging and developing countries.

When it comes to the MINT countries (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey – a recently created acronym to distinguish these newly emerging countries) – economies characterized by rapid growth and heavy development – it is interesting to define what characterizes these new economies, the performances of their innovation systems, and what really sets them apart. Although economic literature celebrates their prospects for economic and demographic growth, this book explores the many structural and systemic constraints presented by entry through innovation.


1. Innovation Systems: From Classic Models to Those Linked to Economic Development.
2. Heterogeneity in Innovation Systems in Emerging Economies: Experiences in MINT.

About the authors/editors

Vanessa Casadella is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Picardie Jules Verne, France. She is a member of the Research Network on Innovation and is particularly interested in issues related to innovation systems and innovation policies in developing economies