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.

Smart specialisation strategies and industrial modernisation in European regions-theory and practice

D. Foray 

Cambridge Journal Of Economics. 2018-11-01. Vol. 42, num. 6, p. 1505-1520. DOI : 10.1093/cje/bey022.

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. Vol. 27, num. 5, p. 817-832. 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. Vol. 51, num. 8, p. 1206-1218. DOI : 10.1080/00343404.2017.1329585.


On the policy space of smart specialization strategies

D. Foray 

European Planning Studies. 2016. Vol. 24, num. 8, p. 1428-1437. 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. Vol. 52.

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. Vol. 42, num. 3, p. 315-338. 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. Vol. 24, num. 2, p. 213-228. 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. Vol. 18, num. 3, p. 191-220. 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 

Research Policy. 2015. Vol. 44, num. 7, p. 1403-1405. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2015.04.006.

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. Vol. 17, num. 4, p. 492-507. 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. Vol. 43, num. 10, p. 1707-1715. 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. Vol. August 24, p. 1-24.


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. Vol. 64, num. 1, p. 9-27.


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. Vol. 41, num. 10, p. 1697-1702. 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. Vol. 44, p. 297-316. 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. Vol. 37, num. 6, p. 401-412. DOI : 10.3152/030234210X508606.

A primer on patent and innovation

D. Foray 

International Management. 2010. Vol. 14, num. 3.

La Révolution Numérique et ses conséquences

D. Foray 

Cahiers Français. 2010. num. 357.

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. num. 2, p. 44-47.

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. num. 1, p. 3-6.

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. Vol. 16, num. 5.

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. Vol. 16, num. 5, p. 385-402. DOI : 10.1080/10438590600982475.

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. Vol. 1, num. janvier-février, p. 133-168.

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. Vol. 323, num. novembre-décembre, p. 65-69.

The patent system and the dynamics of innovation in Europe

D. Foray 

Science and Public Policy. 2004. Vol. 31, num. 6, p. 449-456.

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. Vol. 1, num. 1, p. 7-19. 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. Vol. 12, num. 1, p. 77-91. DOI : 10.1080/10438590303118.

The economics of knowledge reproduction by inscription

D. Foray; W. E. Steinmueller 

Industrial and Corporate Change. 2003. Vol. 12, num. 2, p. 299-319. 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. Vol. 139, num. juillet-août, p. 131-154.

An introduction to economy of the knowledge society

P. A. David; D. Foray 

International Social Science Journal. 2002. Vol. 54, num. 171, p. 9-23.

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. Vol. 12, num. 5, p. 539-562.

The knowledge economy and society

D. Foray 

International Social Science Journal. 2002. Vol. 54, num. 171, p. 1-169.


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. Vol. 11, num. 2, p. 123-132.

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. Vol. 30, num. 9, p. 1553-1561. 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. Vol. 52, num. octobre, p. 77-93.

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. Vol. 4/5, num. 150-151, p. 107-122.