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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Germany has traditionally been one of the OECD’s top performers in science, technology and innovation. With a mature national innovation system, including a number of large, well-established research institutions and firms, it has a large and growing share in total OECD high- and medium-high-technology exports, and is the fourth most intensive patenter in the OECD area (adjusted for population). However, its productivity performance has been slipping against the leading OECD countries. Extracting greater benefits from existing innovation capabilities will be essential to boost productivity and maintain high living standards.
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