• ISSN: 2155-7950
  • Journal of Business and Economics
The Digital Basic Capacities in the Innovation Union Scoreboard:

Exploring Key But Yet Directly Missing Inputs

Benjamin Layani1, Jose Molero2, Jose Maria Fernandez-Crehuet1

(1. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain; 2. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

Abstract: The Innovation Union Scoreboard is an instrument of the European Commission developed under the Lisbon Strategy to provide a comparative assessment of the innovation performance of EU Member States. It can be observed that this composite indicator does not take into account any digital related data, though it has been revised after the adoption of the Europe 2020 Strategy, that do consider the digital economy as a crucial innovation factor for Europe. Indeed, the digital agenda is one of the 7 strategic pillars of the Horizon2020 European policy. The methodology consists of the analysis of the correlations between the Innovation Union Scoreboard database and the database of another European Commission’s composite indicator: An early analysis confirms the weight of the digital human capital in the national Innovation Systems and further analyses should pave the way for a better understanding of the relations between the basic digital capacities and the actual Innovativeness

Key words: innovation system; digital data; innovation performance; indicators; Europe; ICT
JEL codes: O30, O34, O35

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