Structural analysis and functional dynamics of national innovation system in Turkey and Germany: lessons for Turkey

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2012
Öztürk, Ayşen
This thesis examines the structure of national innovation system by analyzing the functional dynamics. The institutionalization of national innovation system, programs and funding system are analyzed. Similarities and differences between two countries, namely Germany and Turkey, are examined. The advantages, strengths (inducement) and weaknesses (blocking) of the German and Turkish research system are discussed and examined by focusing on key policy differences. Key policy differences are explained with tools in the national innovation system. The answer to the question of whether it is possible to harmonize the advantages of German system with the existing research and incentive structure in Turkey is looked for. Finally, considering the solutions that are presented by the tools proposed in the study, the question of whether there are any lessons to be drawn for Turkey is answered.