Publications – Dominique Foray


On sector-non-neutral innovation policy: towards new design principles

D. Foray 

Journal of Evolutionary Economics. 2018-12-20. DOI : 10.1007/s00191-018-0599-8.

Economie de la Connaissance

D. Foray 

Paris: La Découverte Repères, 2018.

Smart specialization strategies and industrial modernization in European regions – theory and practice

D. Foray 

Cambridge Journal of Economics. 2018. 

Smart specialization strategies as a case of mission-oriented policy – a case study on the emergence of new policy practices

D. Foray 

Industrial and Corporate Change. 2018. DOI : 10.1093/icc/dty030.


Does inventor centrality foster regional innovation? The case of the Swiss medical devices sector

M. Coffano; D. Foray; M. Pezzoni 

Regional Studies. 2017. DOI : 10.1080/00343404.2017.1329585.


On the policy space of smart specialization strategies

D. Foray 

European Planning Studies. 2016. DOI : 10.1080/09654313.2016.1176126.


From transfer of technology to innovation : the centrality of the discovery process and economic knowledge

D. Foray 


Should we let the Genie out of the bottle? On the new industrial policy agenda and the example of smart specialisation

D. Foray 

Scienze Regionali. 2015. 

Can medical products be developed on a non-profit basis? Exploring product development partnerships for neglected diseases

V. Munoz; F. Visentin; D. Foray; P. Gaule 

Science And Public Policy. 2015. DOI : 10.1093/scipol/scu049.

An assessment of the Innovation Union Scoreboard as a tool to analyse national innovation capacities: The case of Switzerland

D. Foray; H. Hollanders 

Research Evaluation. 2015. DOI : 10.1093/reseval/rvu036.

Transition economics meets new structural economics

E. Berglof; D. Foray; M. Landesmann; J. Y. Lin; M. N. Campos et al. 

Journal Of Economic Policy Reform. 2015. DOI : 10.1080/17487870.2015.1018691.

Common Innovation (how we create the wealth of nations) in the light of reflections on Mass Flourishing (how grassroots innovation created jobs, challenge, and change)

D. Foray 


Smart Specialisation - Opportunities and Challenges for Regional Innovation Policy

D. Foray 

Routledge, 2015.


From smart specialisation to smart specialisation policy

D. Foray 

European Journal of Innovation Management. 2014. DOI : 10.1108/EJIM-09-2014-0096.

The emergence of an educational tool industry: Opportunities and challenges for innovation in education

D. Foray; J. Raffo 

Research Policy. 2014. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2014.07.010.

Product Development Partnerships for Neglected Diseases: Exploring a New Model of Pharmaceutical R&D

V. Muñoz; F. Visentin; D. Foray; P. Gaulé 

Science and Public Policy. 2014. 


Patent-free Innovation: a review of economic works including the analysis of a recent work in the field of experimental economics

D. Foray 

Revue Economique. 2013. 


The fragility of experiential knowledge

D. Foray 

Handbook Of Knowledge And Economics; Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012.

Why is it so difficult to translate innovation economics into useful and applicable policy prescriptions?

D. Foray 

The rate and direction of inventing activity revisited; University of Chicago: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012.

Public R&D and social challenges: What lessons from mission R&D programs?

D. Foray; D. C. Mowery; R. R. Nelson 

Research Policy. 2012. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2012.07.011.


A la recherche d’une spécialisation intelligente des Régions Européennes

D. Foray 

Futuris 2011 - La Recherche et l'Innovation en France; Paris: Odile Jacob, 2011.

The knowledge and the rabbit: can we measure what is on the other side of the scales?

D. Foray 

Güterabwägung bei der Bewilligung von Tierversuchen – Die Güterabwägung interdisziplinär kritisch beleuchtet; Zürich: Collegium Helveticum, 2011.

Le levier de l’innovation en manque d’incitations

D. Foray 

L’Economie, une science qui nous gouverne ?; Paris: Actes Sud / Institut des Hautes Etudes pour la Science et la Technologie, 2011.

Knowledge economy and services’industries – a case study of the educational sector

D. Foray 

Brain drain or brain gain?; Berlin: Sigma, 2011.

Educational innovation: an Economist’s perspective

D. Foray 

Rigour and relevance in educational research; Oslo: The Research Council of Norway, 2011. p. 35-44.

Social Software and Strategy

S. Haefliger; E. Monteiro; D. Foray; G. von Krogh 

Long Range Planning. 2011. DOI : 10.1016/j.lrp.2011.08.001.

The challenge of innovation in turbulent times

D. Foray; S. E. Phelps 


Smart specialisation From academic idea to political instrument, the surprising career of a concept and the difficulties involved in its implementation

D. Foray; P. A. DAVID; B. H. HALL 



Avec les armes de la sociologie de l’innovation: critique d’un travail récent d’économie expérimentale sur l’innovation et la propriété intellectuelle

D. Foray 

Débordements: Mélanges offerts à Michel Callon; Paris: Presses des Mines, 2010.

Le positionnement et les perspectives stratégiques des nanotechnologies en France

D. Foray; S. Lhuillery; J. D. S. Raffo 


Knowledge policy for development

D. Foray 

Innovation and development agenda; Paris: OECD Innovation Strategy, 2010.

University research and public-private interaction

D. Foray; F. Lissoni 

Handbook of the Economics of Innovation; Elsevier, 2010.

Structural Changes in Industrial R&D in Europe and the US

D. Foray; S. Lhuillery 

Science and Public Policy. 2010. DOI : 10.3152/030234210X508606.

A primer on patent and innovation

D. Foray 

International Management. 2010. 

La Révolution Numérique et ses conséquences

D. Foray 

Cahiers Français. 2010. 

The challenge of innovation in turbulent times

D. Foray; E. S. Phelps 



Science, technology and innovation for economic growth: Linking policy research and practice in 'STIG Systems'

P. Aghion; P. A. David; D. Foray 

2009. 40th Conference on the Future of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Brighton, ENGLAND, Sep 11-13, 2006. p. 681-693. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2009.01.016.

ERA: Entrepreneurial Regional Action

D. Foray 

public service review: Science & Technology. 2009. 

L'économie de la connaissance

D. Foray 

Paris: Éditions La Découverte, 2009.


Overview on Knowledge for Growth: European issues and policy challenges

D. Foray; B. Van Ark 

Knowledge for Growth. European Issues and Policy Challenges; Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008. p. 6-15.

Economie de la connaissance

D. Foray 

Dictionnaire de l'éducation; Paris: Presses Universitaires France, 2008. p. 187-191.

Combining the production and the valorization of academic research: a qualitative investigation of enacted mechanisms

J. Callaert; B. Van Looy; D. Foray; K. Debackere 

European universities in transition. Issues, models and cases; Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2008. p. 133-153.


Tacit and codified knowledge

D. Foray 

Elgar Companion to Neo-Schumpeterian Economics; Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2007. p. 235-247.

Enriching the indicator base for the economics of knowledge

D. Foray 

Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators in a Changing World. Responding to Policy Needs.; OECDpublishing, 2007. p. 87-100.

Pitfalls in Estimating the Returns to Corporate R&D Using Accounting Data

D. Foray; B. H. Hall; J. Mairesse 


Linking Policy Research and Practice in 'STIG Systems': Many Obstacles, but Some Ways Forward

P. Aghion; P. A. David; D. Foray 


Patents and development in the knowledge economy

D. Foray 

ICTSD Selected Issue Briefs. 2007. 

Academic Licensing: a European Study

A. Conti; P. Gaulé; D. Foray 


Open software: knowledge openness and cooperation in cyberspace

D. Foray; S. Thoron; J-B. Zimmerman 

Internet and digital economics: Principles, methods and applications; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. p. 368-390.

Randomized trials of education and medical practices: strengths and limitations

D. Foray; R. Murnane; R. R. Nelson 

Economics of Innovation and New Technology. 2007. 

Building the capacity to experiment in schools: a case study of the Institute of Educational Sciences in the U.S. department of Education

D. Foray; T. Cook 

Economics of Innovation and New Technology. 2007. 

University-industry knowledge transfer in Switzerland

D. Foray 

How universities promote economic growth; Washington: The World Bank, 2007. p. 47-70.


Learning from disaster

D. Foray; R. Cowan; E. Fauchart Foray; P. Gunby 

Applied Evolutionary Economics and the Knowledge-based Economy; Edward and Elgar, 2006.

Caractériser les projets d'innovation fondés sur la connaissance: une approche sectorielle

D. Foray 

Management de projets; Hermes & Lavoisier, 2006.

Optimizing the use of knowledge

D. Foray 

Advancing knowledge and the knowledge economy; Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006. p. 9-16.

Linking policy research and practice in 'STIG systems': Many obstacles, but some ways forward

P. Aghion; P. A. David; D. Foray 


Globalization of R&D: linking better the European economy to 'foreign' sources of knowledge and making EU a more attractive place for R&D investment

D. Foray 


Une région apprenante dans le tournoi mondial

D. Foray; S. Lhuillery 

Le feu au lac; Zurich / Genève: NZZ Libro / Editions du Tricorne, 2006. p. 103-135.

Advancing knowledge and the knowledge economy

B. Kahin; D. Foray 

Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006.

The economics of open technology : collective organization and individual claims in 'fabrique lyonnaise' during the old regime

D. Foray; H. L. Perez 

New frontiers in the economics of innovation and new technology; London: Edward Elgar, 2006.

New frontiers in the economics of innovation and new technology: essays in honour of P. A. David

C. Antonelli; D. Foray; B. H. Hall; W. E. Steinmueller 

Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2006.


La Suisse dans une économie globalisée de la connaissance

D. Foray; S. Lhuillery 


The explicit economics of knowledge codification and tacitness

R. Cowan; P. A. David; D. Foray 

Understanding industrial and corporate change; Oxford University Press, 2005.


Les enjeux économiques de l'innovation: bilan du programme CNRS

D. Encaoua; D. Foray; A. Hatchuel; J. Mairesse 

Revue d'Economie Politique. 2004. 

New models of innovation and the role of information technologies in the knowledge economy

D. Foray 

Transforming enterprise: The economic and social implications of information technology; MIT Press, 2004.

L'économie fondée sur les savoirs

D. Foray 

Cahiers français. 2004. 

The patent system and the dynamics of innovation in Europe

D. Foray 

Science and Public Policy. 2004. 

The economics of knowledge

D. Foray 

Cambridge: MIT Press, 2004.


Trois modèles d’innovation dans l’économie de la connaissance

D. Foray 

Encyclopédie de l’Innovation; Economica, 2003.

The development of knowledge in different sectors: a model and some hypotheses

D. Foray; D. Hargreaves 

London Review of Education. 2003. DOI : 10.1080/14748460306689.

On the French system of innovation : between institutional inertia and rapid changes

D. Foray 

Innovation Policies in Europe and the US: The New Agenda; Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003.

On the provision of industry specific public goods: revisiting a policy process

D. Foray 

Science and Innovation. Rethinking the rationales for funding and governance; London: Edward Elgar, 2003.

Knowledge production and distribution and the economics of high-tech consortia

D. Foray; M. Cassier 

Change, Transformation and Development; Physica-Verlag, 2003.

On the creation of fundamental knowledge: finding the right balance between the public and private domains

D. Foray 

Economics, Law and Intellectual Property; Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.

On the economics of R&D and technological collaborations

D. Foray; W. E. Steinmueller 

Economics of Innovation and New Technology. 2003. DOI : 10.1080/10438590303118.

The economics of knowledge reproduction by inscription

D. Foray; W. E. Steinmueller 

Industrial and Corporate Change. 2003. DOI : 10.1093/icc/12.2.299.

Measuring knowledge management

D. Foray; F. Gault 

Paris: OECD, 2003.


Les enjeux économiques de l'innovation: un bilan scientifique du programme CNRS

D. Encaoua; A. Hatchuel; J. Mairesse; D. Foray 


Economic Fundamentals of the Knowledge Society

D. Foray; P. A. David 


Economic Fundamentals of the Knowledge Society

D. Foray; P. A. David 


On the codifiability of knowledge : technical change and the structure of cognitive activities

D. Foray; R. Cowan 

Economics and information; Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.

The knowledge dilemma and the geography of innovation

D. Foray; J. Mairesse 

Institutions and systems in the geography of innovation; Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.

Ce que l'économiste néglige ou ignore en matière d'analyse de l'innovation

D. Foray 

Approches interdisciplinaires de l'innovation; Paris: L'Harmattan, 2002.

New and old economics in the economy: a comment on K. Stiroh

D. Foray 

Economic policy issues of the new economy; Heidelberg: Springer, 2002.

Intellectual property rights

D. Foray 

International Encyclopedia of Business & Management; Thomson Learning, 2002.

Complex systems and collective adoption

D. Foray 

Networks, Alliances and Partnerships in the Innovation Process; Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.

Innovation et concurrence dans les industries de réseau

D. Foray 

Revue Française de Gestion. 2002. 

An introduction to economy of the knowledge society

P. A. David; D. Foray 

International Social Science Journal. 2002. 

Evolutionary economics and the counterfactual threat: on the nature and role of counterfactual history as an empirical tool in economics

D. Foray; R. Cowan 

Journal of Evolutionary Economics. 2002. 

The knowledge economy and society

D. Foray 

International Social Science Journal. 2002. 


La complémentarité entre le financement public et le financement privé de la recherche et de l'innovation : pistes pour évaluer les tendances actuelles

D. Foray 


Public dimensions of the knowledge-driven economy

P. A. David; J. Mairesse; D. Foray 


Public management of positive research externalities

P. Cohendet; D. Foray; D. Guellec; J. Mairesse 

Doing business in the knowledge-based economy; Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001.

Science et économie : quelles régulations?

D. Foray 

Les régulations sociales des sciences; Commission nationale suisse pour l'UNESCO, 2001.

Continuities and ruptures in knowledge management practices

D. Foray 

Knowledge management and innovation; Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001. p. 43-52.

Public Knowledge, Private Property and the Economics of High-tech Consortia

D. Foray; M. Cassier 

Economics of Innovation and New Technology. 2001. 

Facing the problem of unbalanced development of knowledge across sectors and fields: the case of the knowledge base in primary education

D. Foray 

Research Policy. 2001. DOI : 10.1016/S0048-7333(01)00167-6.

L'économie du logiciel libre : organisation coopérative et incitation à l'innovation

D. Foray; J-B. Zimmerman 

Revue Economique. 2001. 

Economie de la connaissance : le rôle des consortiums de haute technologie dans la production de bien public

D. Foray; M. Cassier 

Economie et Prévision. 2001. 

Knowledge management in the innovation process

D. Foray; J. de la Mothe 

Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2001.


Intellectual property and innovation in the knowledge-based economy

D. Foray 


Technological accidents: Learning from disaster

R. Cowan; E. Fauchart; D. Foray; P. Gunby 


Inertie institutionelle et performance technologique dans la dynamique des systèmes d'innovation

D. Foray 

Innovations institutionnelles et territoires; Paris: L'Harmattan, 2000.

The explicit economics of knowledge codification and tacitness

R. Cowan; P. A. David; D. Foray 

Industrial and Corporate Change. 2000. DOI : 10.1093/icc/9.2.211.

L'économie de la connaissance

D. Foray 

Paris: La Découverte Repères, 2000.

Management et choix d'investissement dans les projets de forte rupture technologique

F-L. Perret; G. de Tilière; D. Foray; P. Llerna 



Science, technology and market

D. Foray 

World Social Science Report; UNESCO/Elsevier, 1999.

Normes et innovations dans la dynamique technologique

D. Foray 

La rupture technologique; Economica, 1999.

La régulation de la propriété intellectuelle dans les consortiums de recherche : les types de solutions élaborées par les chercheurs

M. Cassier; D. Foray 

Revue d'Economie Appliquée. 1999. 

Book Review: Technology and Global Change

D. Foray 

Research Policy. 1999. 

De la Coordination

D. Foray; M. Callon; P. Cohendet; N. Curien; F. Eymard-Duvernay 

Paris: Economica, 1999.

Innovations et Performances des Firmes

D. Foray; J. Mairesse 

Paris: EHESS, 1999.


The innovation vs. standardization dilemma : some insights from stochastic interactions models

J-M. Dalle; D. Foray 

Evolution and Self-Organization in Economics; Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 1998. p. 147-182.

Economie de la codification et de la diffusion de la connaissance

D. Foray; R. Cowan 

Economie de l'information; La Découverte, 1998.

The economics of knowledge openness

D. Foray 

Trust and Economic Learning; London: Edward Elgar, 1998.

The research network and the new economics of science

P. A. David; D. Foray; W. E. Steinmueller 

The organization of innovative activities in Europe; Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Errors and mistakes in technological systems: from potential regret to path-dependent inefficiency

D. Foray 

Advances in Self-Organization and Evolutionary Economics; Economica, 1998.

Quand les agents sont-ils décisifs (ou négligeables)?

D. Foray; J-M. Dalle 

De la coordination; Economica, 1998.

The emergence of network organizations in processes of technological choices: a viability approach

D. Foray; J-P. Aubin 

The Economics of Network; Springer, 1998.

Marshallian externalities and the emergence and spatial stability of technological enclaves

P. A. David; D. Foray; J-M. Dalle 

Economics of Innovation and New Technology. 1998. 


Une introduction à l'économie fondée sur la connaissance

D. Foray; B-A. Lundvall 

Économie de la connaissance et organisations; Paris: L'Harmattan, 1997. p. 16-38.

Codes informationnels, échanges électroniques de données et nouveaux dispositifs de coordination

D. Foray 

Les frontières de la firme; Economica, 1997.

Generation and distribution of technological knowledge: incentives, norms and institutions

D. Foray 

Systems of Innovation: Technologies, Institutions and Organizations; London: Pinter Publishers, 1997. p. 41-63.

The economics of codification and the diffusion of knowledge

D. Foray; R. Cowan 

Industrial and Corporate Change. 1997. 

Book Review: Economics of technology

D. Foray 

Economics of Innovation and New Technology. 1997. 

The dynamic implications of increasing returns: Technological change and path dependent inefficiency

D. Foray 

International Journal of Industrial Organization. 1997. DOI : 10.1016/S0167-7187(97)00009-X.

Nouvelle économie de la science ou socio-économie de la recherche scientifique

D. Foray; M. Callon 

Revue d'Economie Industrielle. 1997. 


The knowledge-based economy: from the economics of knowledge to the learning economy

D. Foray; B-A. Lundvall 

Unemployment and growth in the knowledge-based economy; OCDE, 1996.

The Changing Economics of Technological Learning

D. Foray; R. Cowan 

Wealth from Diversity; Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996.

Repères pour une économie historique du changement technique

D. Foray 

Histoire Quantitative de l'Economie Française. 1996. 

Information structure and coordination in technology policy: a theoretical model and two case studies

D. Foray; P. Llerena 

Journal of Evolutionary Economics. 1996. DOI : 10.1007/BF01202592.

Discovery in the context of application

D. Foray; M. Gibbons 

Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 1996. 

Diversité, sélection et standardisation : les nouveaux modes de gestion du changement technique

D. Foray 

Revue d'Economie Industrielle. 1996. 

Technology and the environment: an overview

D. Foray; A. Gruebler 

Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 1996. 

Employment and growth in the knowledge-based economy

D. Foray; B-A. Lundvall 

Paris: OCDE, 1996.

Technology Infrastructure Policy: An international perspective

M. Teubal; D. Foray; M. Justman; E. Zuscovitch 

Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 1996.


Knowledge distribution and the institutional infrastructure: the role of intellectual property rights

D. Foray 

Intellectual property rights and global competition; Berlin: WZB Publication, 1995.

Coherence and conflicts between competition, trade and industry policies: the case of telecommunication services

D. Foray; P. Rutsaert; L. Soete 

European policies on competition, trade and industry; London: Edward Elgar, 1995.

Des fourmis et des hommes: modèles stochastiques d'interactions et rationalité individuelle active en économie du changement technique

D. Foray; J-M. Dalle 

Cahiers d'Economie et Sociologie Rurales. 1995. 

Dépendance du sentier et économie de l'innovation: un rapide tour d'horizon

D. Foray; P. A. David 

Revue d'Economie Industrielle. 1995. 

Quandaries in the Economics of Dual Technologies and Spillovers from Military to Civilian Research and Development

D. Foray; R. Cowan 

Research Policy. 1995. 

Accessing and expanding the science and technology knowledge base

P. A. David; D. Foray 

STI Review. 1995. 


Coalitions and committees: how users get involved in information technology standardization

D. Foray 

Standards, Innovation and Competitiveness; Edward Elgar, 1994.

Dynamics of competitive technology diffusion through local network structures

D. Foray 

Evolutionary Economics and Chaos Theory; Londres: Pinter, 1994.

Users, standards and the economics of coalition and committees

D. Foray 

Information Economics and Policy. 1994. DOI : 10.1016/0167-6245(94)90005-1.


Percolation structures, Markov random fields and the economics of EDI standard diffusion

P. A. David; D. Foray 

Global telecommunications strategies and technological changes; North-Holland, 1993.


Technologie et Richesse des Nations

D. Foray; C. Freeman 

Economica, 1992.


Repères pour une économie des organisations de R&D

D. Foray 

Revue d'Economie Politique. 1991. 

Dynamique économique et nouvelles exigences de l'investigation historique : « learning to love multiple equilibria »

D. Foray 

Revue Economique. 1991. 


L'intégration de la R&D industrielle : nouvelles perspectives d'analyse

D. Foray; D. Mowery 

Revue Economique. 1990. 


Innovation majeure et transformation des structures productives : une étude de cas, le procédé de coulée en moule plein en fonderie

D. Foray 

Revue Economique. 1985.