Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Editorial review
Title: Policy strategies for innovation in Switzerland
Authors: Rios-Morales, Ruth
Crotts, John
Schweizer, Max
Published in: Innovative business practices : prevailing a turbulent era
Editors of the parent work: Vrontis, Demetris
Thrassou, Alkis
Page(s): 195
Pages to: 210
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Cambridge
ISBN: 978-1-4438-4604-2
Language: English
Subjects: Innovation; Policy strategy; Innovative Business; Switzerland
Subject (DDC): 338: Production
Abstract: The method by which a small country leveraged itself to a position amongst the world’s most innovative and competitive nations in the era of globalization indeed merits assessment. Switzerland has built its once largely agriculture-based economy into a sophisticated model grounded mainly on advanced technology and services. Today, 73 percent of the workforce is employed in the tertiary sector (service sector and service industry), 23 percent in the secondary or manufacturing sector, and four percent in the primary or agricultural sector (Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, 2012a). Much of the success achieved in this economic evolution has been attributed to innovation- focused policy strategies and policy dynamics that have created of Switzerland a competitive market economy. Notwithstanding the global financial crisis, Switzerland’s economy remains strong; it has one of the highest Gross National Income (GNI) per capita rates in the world, low unemployment rates with stable economic, political and financial systems (World Bank, 2012a).
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/13029
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Marketing Management (IMM)
Appears in collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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