Innovation, Governance and Entrepreneurship: How Do They Evolve in Middle Income Countries?

This book analyses the effects of technological development, innovation, entrepreneurship and governance in middle income countries, such as Turkey, in detail. How to best practise innovation and entrepreneurship, which many researchers and policy makers believe to be the main drivers of economic growth and development, has become a fiercely-debated topic. The contributors to this volume consider economic, social and institutional dimensions of innovative thinking, entrepreneurial activity and governance, and investigate both theoretically and empirically how these factors should contribute to the uptake of new technology and the global performance of middle income countries. By offering country specific examples, and by comparing high income and middle income countries, this edited collection presents a comprehensive analysis of innovation, entrepreneurial growth and development outside the vacuum of high income economies, which has traditionally received substantially more scholarly attention.

Revolutionising EU Innovation Policy: Pioneering the Future

The purpose of this ground-breaking book is to inspire the principle of innovation as a permeating program for Europe’s societies. After demonstrating early success from the realization of a single market and single currency, the European cooperation process is falling short of delivering much needed results in policy areas which are key for sustainable economic growth and employment, notably innovation policy. Written by authors involved in an independent tripartite High Level Group on EU innovation policy management, Revolutionising EU Innovation Policy analyses the principle causes and offers solutions in order to increase both efficacy and democratic accountability. Presenting the benefits of an overarching innovation policy , the authors draw attention to issues that have been overlooked by research and technology based approaches to innovation, for example culture and education. Importantly, the book examines the interplay between EU innovation policies and the demands of businesses, enterprises, and social and political organizations to fully deploy their innovation potential.

Rethinking the Future of Europe

Rethinking the Future of Europe has brought together three contrasting collections of contributions: the incrementalist perspective concerning the step by step development of Europe, the more radical reform/restructuring approach to the future of Europe, and a view of Europe from the outside. This book features a wide variety of contributions, both in content and focus, with some written as an almost after-dinner discussion while others are deeply academic, supported by an extensive list of references. What holds all together is the deep-seated concern for the citizen, drawing on governance in order to move forward. As Europeans, we are privileged to face such challenge.


  • ‘Den Handel mit Afrika fordern’, in Internationale Politik, DGAP, November-December 2021.
  • The risk averse society, in Sustainability in a Digital World, Thomas Osburg & Christine Lohmann eds, 2017, p 21-37.
  • Innovation ecosystem development : a necessary instrument to escape the mid-income trap, in Sefer Sener and Stefan Schepers eds, Innovation, Governance and Entrepreneurship, Palgrave MacMillan 2017, p 11-34.
  • Revisiting Innovation : revolutionising European innovation policy by means of innovation ecosystem, co-author Klaus Gretschmann, in Klaus Gretschmann & Stefan Schepers eds, Revolutionising EU Innovation Policy, Palgrave-MacMillan 2016, p 1-26
  • Collaborative Governance : a promising method for innovation, in idem, p 149-192
  • Beyond the chrystal bal : foresight, in idem, p 309-328.
  • Developing innovation ecosystems in Africa, in African Technopolitan, 2015 January, p 22-25
  • New governance for new challenges in the EU, in Andrew Kakabadse & Stefan Schepers eds, Rethinking the future of Europe, Palgrave MacMillan 2014, p 77-117
  • European Innovation Policies and Political processes in the light of Information and Communication Technologies, co-author Claudia Loebbecke, in Festschrift Jörn Kruse, 2013, p 99-113
  • Governance and innovation policy failures in Europe, Journal of Public Affairs, 2013, Wiley Online Library ( DOI: 10.1002/pa.1458
  • Governance, the new challenge of the African Renaissance, in Journal of Management Development, vol 30, no 9, 2011, p 927-933
  • The role of Board and CEO in managing political and societal intangibles, in Journal of Corporate Governance, vol 11, no 5, 2011, p 551-559


He also is a regular speaker at board or management meetings or at conferences.

  • Open Innovation Strategic Policy Group, EU Commission, key note speech at the annual conference in Dublin, 2014, in Espoo 2015, and in Cluj 2017.
  • International conference on technology, entrepreneurship and innovation, Istanbul, key note speech in 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Comment sauver l’innovation industrielle, key note speech at the Fabrique de l’Industrie, Paris 2016
  • Annual EUREKA conference, Geneva 2015
  • The European Round Table of Industrialists, Competitiveness Group, Brussels 2014
  • Informal Council Competitiveness of EU, Dublin May 2013, on Innovation Ecosystems and the recommendations of the High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management
  • Open innovation 2.0 conference Stefan Schepers – youtube