New Stage in Formation of Innovative Economy: Experience of France

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2012-1-61-71

N. Lapina, Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INION RAN), 51/21, Nakhimovskii prosp., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The author eexamines the policy initiated by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and aimed at the development of innovation. This policy is reflected by the support of high-tech industries, by the creation of scientific-industrial clusters, by the development of regional innovation networks, by upgrading of higher education and scientific research. Altogether it is to raise the France’s competitive force and to turn it into one of the leading powers of the world.

Keywords: reform of universities, “big schools”, higher education, societal split, innovative economy, poles of competitiveness

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For citation:
Lapina N. New Stage in Formation of Innovative Economy: Experience of France. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2012, no. 1, pp. 61-71.

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