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Modes of Public Funding of Research and Development
Towards Internationally Comparable Indicators
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- Jan van Steen1
- Author Affiliations
- 1: Rathenau Instituut, Netherlands
- 22 May 2012
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This paper presents the results of the data collection across 18 participating countries, demonstrating that it is possible to produce new policy relevant indicators on public funding of R&D in addition to those envisaged in the OECD Frascati Manual. The initial findings of the data collection highlight interesting differences across countries in terms of their approaches to funding R&D. But before conclusions can be drawn on the effectiveness of the different country funding profiles, further work is needed in order to increase the reliability and comparability of the different indicators.