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Rahmeyer, F. Konzepte privater und staatlicher Innovationsförderung. Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch, 115(1), 37-66.
Rahmeyer, Fritz "Konzepte privater und staatlicher Innovationsförderung" Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch 115.1, 1995, 37-66.
Rahmeyer, Fritz (1995): Konzepte privater und staatlicher Innovationsförderung, in: Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch, vol. 115, iss. 1, 37-66, [online]


Konzepte privater und staatlicher Innovationsförderung

Rahmeyer, Fritz

Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch, Vol. 115 (1995), Iss. 1 : pp. 37–66

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Rahmeyer, Fritz


Technical innovations show peculiar characteristics that necessitate economic measures concerning the economic order and the allocation of resources. A detailed analysis of the private innovation process serves as a basis for discussing state interferences. It will occur by means of a Neo-Schumpeterian (or evolutionary) interpretation emphasizing the disequilibrium af innovation activity. Private and public policy measures concerning the promotion of technical innovations include R&D cooperation of firms (ex ante-coordination), patent protection as an integral part of governmental institutions (ex post-coordination), subsidizing entrepreneurial research and development and provision of merit goods as measures regarding the allocation of resources. Their object is not to attain the optimal allocation of resources (in a welfare economic meaning) but to accelerate the economic and technical development through a combination of suitable private and public economic policy instruments.