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Science and Innovation in Scotland: a study on the impact of enhanced autonomy

Rosiello, A   Mastroeni, M   Tait, J   Wield, D

8th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD 2015)

University of Sheffield, UK

http://management.sheffield.ac.uk/events/iceird-2015-8th-international-conference-entrepreneurship-innovation-regional-development/#

June 18 – 19 2015

The Scottish referendum of 2014 encouraged massive public debate, including on Scotland’s scientific performance and its ability to harness innovation and increase global competitivens. The science base in Scotland has traditionally been strong with world leading universities driving development of science. However, the science base has not translated well into innovation. This paper uses statistical data, over 30 interviews and two workshops/focus groups with business and policy leaders to analyse the key scientific and industrial dynamics feeding into the debate and investigate the potential impact of enhanced autonomy on the Scottish innovation system.

Accepted version of the paper available here.

Full conference proceedings available here.