Based on the evolution of National, Regional, Sectoral and Technological Innovation Systems concepts, a conceptual framework is proposed to explain the configuration and coordination of innovation networks through an induction process. The networks may better cope with the growing complexity in innovation processes by promoting a more fine-tuning articulation between the innovation systems’ elements. The Induced Innovation Network suggested by the article is particularly relevant in less matured Innovation Systems. The framework proposed is illustrated with the case of the PETRO-RS Network, a multi-sectoral innovation network located in the South of Brazil.
Facultad de Economía y Negocios, Universidad Alberto Hurtado