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Global Overview of Innovative Activities from the Patent Indicators Perspective
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- Mosahid Khan1, Hélène Dernis1
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- 1: OECD, France
- 02 May 2006
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This paper provides an overview of innovative activities across a wide range of OECD member and non-member countries, based on international comparable patent indicators. Patent data are frequently used to measure innovative activities, because patent-based indicators reflect the inventive performance of countries, regions, firms, as well as other aspects of the dynamics of the innovation process.