In This Review

National Innovation Systems
National Innovation Systems
Edited by Richard R. Nelson
Oxford University Press, 1993, 541 pp

An uneven but highly informative report on the systems for innovation-interpreted broadly to mean the ability to continue to compete successfully in a world market-in 15 countries, ranging (in size) from Israel to the United States. But the reader will look in vain for clear recommendations for policy, beyond the importance of a well-educated and flexible labor force.