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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Innovation is central to meeting the ongoing challenge of boosting New Zealand’s productivity growth to raise income per capita. The innovation system has been shaped by the country’s features: its relative geographic remoteness, small size, demanding physical topography, and focus on exploiting natural resources. A more innovative economy requires an excellent business environment, robust steering and financing mechanisms for the public research system, and strong domestic and international networks for knowledge flows.
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