OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2008
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OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2008

The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2008 reviews key trends in science, technology and innovation in OECD countries and a number of major non-member economies including Brazil, Chile, China, Israel, Russia and South Africa. Using the latest available data and indicators, the book examines topics high on the agenda of science and innovation policy makers, including science and innovation performance; trends in national science, technology and innovation policies; and practices to assess the socio-economic impacts of public research. This volume also provides an individual profile of the science and innovation performance of each country in relation to its national context and current policy challenges.

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The Australian innovation landscape displays a number of notable strengths. Its scientific publications are well above average: 780 scientific articles per million population (over 2% of world publications), and 16th worldwide for publication impact. Australia also has a strong skills base. Human resources for science and technology represent 38% of the labour force and in 2004 it had 8.4 researchers per 1 000 total employment, because of strong employment of researchers in the higher education sector.
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