CASE Policy Briefs, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, Europe, Poland, Private sector development, innovation and knowledge-based economy, Turkey

Does Government Support for Private Innovation Matter? Firm Level Evidence from Turkey and Poland

Mediterranean and EU member countries consider enhancing innovation and R&D an important policy objective. In order to improve economic competitiveness and increase their citizens’ welfare, these countries have been formulating and implementing innovation policies. In recent years, the volume of resources allocated to such policies has considerably increased and the number of instruments used in this framework has widened. Nevertheless, a relatively limited number of studies have been conducted to assess the effectiveness of innovation policies in these countries and formulate proposals for those aspects of policies that are in contradiction with the aims.