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The Italian System of Innovation: The Gradual Transitionfrom a Weak ‘Mission-Oriented’ System to a Regionalized Learning System

The various studies conducted on the performance of the Italian innovation system have almost inevitably underlined the weakness of the Italian R&D systems. Its salient feature is that of the poorly performing, insufficiently developed, and scarcely organized block of activities related to Scientific and Technological Research (STR).