An assessment of the Israeli innovation networks: The experience of the Magnet program

Devrim Göktepe, Division of Innovation, Lund University, Sweden

Social and economic networks determine the economic success of nations and thus play a prominent role in explaning the wide-range of economic growth and performance in especially knowledge-based economy. Reasonably networking between the users and producers of knowledge thus the achievement of the synergy among the networking participants has been argued as an efficient way for the better utilization of the benefits of the knowledge-based economy (Sinha and Cusumana, 1991). Correspondingly, innovation networks and national innovation systems have been acclaimed as accurate models for science, technology and innovation systems of the twenty-first century (Edquist et al. 1997).

Date: 18 May-00 0000