Abstract for: Mediated Modeling of National Innovation Systems

National Innovation System (NIS) is the term used by scholars and policy makers to describe the emerging scientific and technological structures and processes of a nation that influence economic and social development. The last decade has seen a growing research interest in the innovation systems of different economies in order to better understand the factors that determine their economic and social development. The aim of this workshop is to conduct a mediated modeling exercise where attendees will have the opportunity to build a System Dynamics model of a NIS based on data collected by an on-going multinational research project. The consequences of different policy measures will be analyzed by walking through the multiple loops in the simulation model. As a result, attendees will gain a broader comprehension about innovation-driven policy interventions and their impact on a country’s NIS.