Increased Complexity in Programs

Increased Complexity in Programs

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3652-9.ch006

Abstract

The chapter discusses the issue of complexity in R&D support programs. The reasons for the complexity, the difference in the point of view of the government agency and the other players. With time and better understanding of the different needs of different sectors, different players – the programs tend to grow more complex. Due to different reasons such as: sectorial versus technological pressures, trying to do several things with one program, the need for different tools, the lack of other means trap – not all needs must be answered by a single program.
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Potential Purposes For Programs

When we deal with the purpose of a program we need to define what we are referring to as a purpose. As explained above all the programs have the same final goal or purpose and that is the creation of an economic growth engine. However, while we have so far regarded R&D as the main tool of the program it is not the only available tool for the creation of economic growth.

On a more general scale, any innovation support program could potentially benefit the economic growth, as innovation is regarded as a major engine for economic growth. Thus, a program promoting the setting up of small businesses in a town, could be said to promote economic growth.

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