OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers

ISSN :
1815-1965 (en ligne)
DOI :
10.1787/18151965
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The OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI) leads OECD research on the contribution of science, technology and industry to well-being and economic growth. STI Working Papers cover a broad range of topics including definition and measurement of science and technology indicators, global value chains, and research on policies to promote innovation. These technical or analytical working papers are prepared by staff or outside consultants to share early insights and elicit feedback.
 

Workforce Skills and Innovation

An Overview of Major Themes in the Literature You or your institution have access to this content

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Auteur(s):
Phillip Toner1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: University of Sydney, Australie

Date de publication
07 jan 2011
Bibliographic information
No:
2011/01
Pages
74
DOI
10.1787/5kgkdgdkc8tl-en

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This paper provides an account of the main approaches, debates and evidence in the literature on the role of workforce skills in the innovation process in developed economies. It draws on multiple sources including the innovation studies discipline, neoclassical Human Capital theory, institutionalist labour market studies and the work organisation discipline. Extensive use is also made of official survey data to describe and quantify the diversity of skills and occupations involved in specific types of innovation activities.