FACULTY OF ECONOMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCESPOLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


Turkish Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Europeanization and Development

ADM 4205

Turkish Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy,

Europeanization and Development

 

Dr. Selda Ulutaş

selda.ulutas@tubitak.gov.tr

 

This course aims to lay out the conceptual basis of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy and its association with development. The evolution of the STI Policy given the pressures of globalization is contested. The Innovation Systems concept is introduced to shed light to the policy intervention rationale for development. Within this framework Turkish STI Policy and European STI Policy concepts, basic credentials are discussed. The case of Turkey in terms of integration with Europe in the field of STI is tackled. Besides theoretical basis of Turkish and European STI Policy issues, practical examples are presented for a more reliable outlook to recent policy trends in STI.

Requirements:

Students are expected to make presentations and submit their presentations as term-papers at the end of the classes. There will be a final exam as take-home.

Grading:

  • Attendance and Participation: (%10)
  • Presentations and Term-papers: (%40)
  • Final Exam (as take-home): (%50)

Course Schedule and Readings:

  1. I.                    WEEK 1 – 2: Conceptualizing Science, Technology and Innovation Policy and Policy Making Process
  2. a.       Setting the Scene: An Analysis of Public Policy Concept
  3. b.      Conceptualizing STI as a Public Policy: Main Credentials Policy Framework, Institutions, Tools and Processes

Required Readings (Week 1): Setting the Scene: An Analysis of Public Policy Concept

  • Kay, A., The Dynamics of Public Policy; New Horizons in Public Policy,  Edward Elgar, 2006
  • Lane, Jan-Eric, The Public Sector, Concepts, Models and Approaches, Third Edition, SAGE Publications, 2000

Required Readings (Week 2): Conceptualizing STI as a Public Policy: Main Credentials Policy Framework, Institutions, Tools and Processes

  • Cantner, U., Pyka, A.,  Classifying technology policy from an evolutionary perspective, Research Policy 30 (2001) 759–775, Elsevier, 2000
  • Kleinman  , D. L., Handelsman, J., Shaping Science and Technology Policy, the University of Wisconsin Press, 2006
  • Fagerberg, et. Al., The Oxford Handbook of Innovation , Oxford University Press, 2004: Science, technology and Innovation Policy, (pp. 599-631)

 

 

  1. II.                  WEEK 3-5: Science, Technology, Innovation and its association with Development
  2. a.       Globalization and Recent Trends in STI
  3. b.      Innovation as the Engine of Development
  4. c.       Innovation System Concept

 

Required Readings: (Week 3) Globalization and Recent Trends in STI

  • Archibugi, D., Howells, J., Michie, J., Innovation Policy in a Global Economy, Cambridge University Press, 2003: The Political Economy of Globalization (pp. 163-185)
  • Fagerberg, et. Al., The Oxford Handbook of Innovation , Oxford University Press, 2004: Globalization of Innovation, The Role of Multinational Enterprises, (pp. 318-348)
  • Pearce, R., ‘The globalization of R&D: key features and the role of TNCs’ in Globalization of R&D and Developing Countries, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva, UNCTAD/ITE/IIA/2005/6
  • Mytelka, L., K., Globalization and Investment: A Learning and Innovation Approach, Paper prepared for the DRUID Conference on National Innovation systems, Industrial Dynamics and Innovation Policy, Rebuild, June 9-12, 1999

Required Readings: (Week 4) Innovation as the Engine of Development

  • Niosi, J. Rethinking science, technology and innovation (STI) institutions in developing countries, Innovation: Management, policy & practice (2010) 12: 250–268
  • Fagerberg. J., Schumpeter and The Revival of Evolutionary Economics: an appraisal of the Literature, Springer Verlag
  • Metcalfe, J. S., Evolutionary Economics and Technology Policy, The Economic Journal Vol. 104., No. 425, 1994
  • Fagerberg, J., ‘Schumpeter and the revival of evolutionary economics: an appraisal of the literature’, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer-Verlag 2003, TIK, Universitetet i Oslo, Oslo, Norway, and ISEG, Universidade T´ecnica de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, J Evol Econ (2003) 13: 125–159, 2003
  • Thorbecke, E., The Evolution of the Development Doctrine, 1950-2005

Required Readings: (Week 5) Innovation Systems Concept

  • Lundvall, B. A., Handbook of Innovation Systems and Developing Countries; Building Domestic Capabilities in a Global Setting , Edward Elgar, 2009
  • Parto, S., Ciarli, T. and Arora, S., Economic growth, innovation systems, and institutional change: A Trilogy in Five Parts, 2005
  • Fagerberg, J., Srholec, M., ‘National innovation systems, capabilities and economic development’,  Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo Version of October 24th 2007, TIK Working Paper on Innovation Studies 20071024

 

 

 

  1. III.                WEEKS 6-8: Turkish Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STI) and its Evolution
    1. a.       Conceptualizing Turkish STI Policy: The Historical Process and Evolution
    2. b.      Europeanization and Association with Development
    3. c.       Bureaucrats from TÜBİTAK will share experiences in Turkish STI Policy Making Process

Required Readings (Week 6): Conceptualizing Turkish STI Policy: The Historical process and Evolution

  • Türkcan, E., Dünya’da ve Türkiye’de Bilim, Teknoloji ve Politika ‘Onuncu Bölüm: Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknik Araştırma Kurumu’nun Kuruluşu ve Örgütsel Gelişmesi, 1963-2005’ İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, İstanbul, 2009
  • TÜBİTAK, SCST Meetings and Reports

 

Required Readings (Week 7): Europeanization and Association with development

  • National Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy (2011-2016)
  • Vision 2023 Strategy Document
  • TÜBİTAK, SCST Meetings and Reports
  • 10th Development Plan (2014-2020), 2nd of July 2014

 

 

  1. IV.                WEEKS 9-11: European  STI Policy
    1. a.       Europe STI Policy Credentials: Europe 2020 Strategy, European Research Area, Innovation Union Concepts
    2. b.      EU Framework Programmes and International STI Cooperation Strategy
    3. c.       Bureaucrats from European Commission will share experiences in European STI Policy Making Process

Required Readings (Week 9) Europe STI Policy Credentials: Europe 2020 Strategy, European Research Area, Innovation Union Concepts

  • Molas-Gallart, J., Davies, A. Toward Theory-Led Evaluatio: The Experience of European Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies
  • Edler J., Kuhlmann, S., Behrens, M. (eds), Changing Governance of Research and Technology Policy: The European Research Area, 2003, Chenltenham, UK; Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
  • Kovács., O., Orosz, A., Science and Technology Policy in the European Union -Innovation Leaders with Different Outcomes
  • European Research Area, Facts and Figures 2014, European Commission, 2014

Required Readings (Week 10) EU Framework Programmes and International Cooperation Strategy

  • De La Mothe, J. (ed.), Science, Technology and Governance, New York: Continuum London, 2001
  • Delanghe, H., Muldur., U., Soete, L., European Science and Technology Policy: Towards Integration or Fragmentation, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009

 

 

  1. WEEK 12-14: Presentations by Students: Evaluations on Turkish STI Policy and Development