OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard

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The biennial OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard features indicators traditionally used to monitor developments in science, technology, innovation and industry, and complements them with experimental indicators that provide new insights into areas of policy interest. These include: investment in knowledge-based capital, skills in the digital era, the international mobility of researchers, the digital transformation in firms and industries, innovation strategies, the internationalisation of research, changing patterns in trade competitiveness and productivity, as well as the use of technology in everyday life.

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22 Oct 2003
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This sixth edition of the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard provides a comprehensive picture of countries’ performance in the areas of science, technology, globalisation and industry.  New indicators address emerging policy issues such as the international mobility of  scientists, innovation as measured by patent families, biotechnology, nanotechnology, new indicators on the information economy, the role of multinational enterprises, productivity, firm turnover and industrial performance.

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    This issue of the Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard reveals that the knowledge intensity of OECD economies has continued to increase in recent years, despite the economic slowdown and talk of the death of the "new economy". Investment in research and development (R&D) rose in 2001 and into 2002, as did investment in software in several countries. Information and communication technology (ICT) continued to diffuse to households and businesses and electronic commerce continued to gain in importance, despite the slowdown in parts of the ICT sector...

  • Creation and Diffusion of Knowledge

    Investment in knowledge ; Trends in domestic R&D expenditure ; R&D financing and performance ; Business R&D ; Business R&D by industry ; R&D in selected ICT industries and ict patents ; Business R&D by size classes of firms ; R&D performed by the higher education and government sectors ; Biotechnology R&D, venture capital and patents ; Health-related R&D ; Basic research ; Defence R&D in government budgets ; Space R&D and innovation . Tax treatment of R&D ; Nanotechnology ; Venture capital ; Human resources ; Flows of university graduates ; Employment of tertiary-level graduates ; Human resources in science and technology ; Researchers International mobility of human capital ; International mobility of PhD students ; Patent applications to the European Patent Office ; Patent families ; R&D in non-OECD economies ; Patenting in non-OECD economies ; Human resources in non-OECD economies ; Scientific publications.

  • Information Economy

    Investment in ICT equipment and software ; Occupations and skills in the information economy; Telecommunication networks ; Internet infrastructure ; Internet subscribers and number of secure servers ; ICT access by households ; Use of the Internet by individuals; Internet access and use by enterprise size and industry ; Internet and electronic commerce by size of enterprise ; Internet and electronic commerce by activity of enterprise ; The price of Internet access and use ; Size and growth of the ICT sector ; Contribution of the ICT sector to employment ; Contribution of the ICT sector to international trade.

  • Global Integration of Economic Activities

    Trends in international trade and investment flows ; International trade ; Exposure to international trade competition by industry ; Intra-firm trade in total trade ; Import content of exports ; Foreign direct investment flows ; Cross-border mergers and acquisitions ; Activity of affiliates under foreign control in manufacturing ; Activity of affiliates under foreign control in services ; The contribution of multinationals to value added and labour productivity ; Internationalisation of manufacturing R&D ; Cross-border ownership of inventions ; International co-operation in science and technology ; Technology balance of payments.

  • Productivity and Economic Structure

    Differences in income and productivity ; Income and productivity levels in the OECD area, 1950-2002 ; Labour productivity growth ; Growth accounting for OECD countries ; Labour productivity growth by industry ; Technology- and knowledge-intensive industries ; The structure of OECD economies ; Services sector value-added embodied in manufactured goods ; International trade by technological intensity ; Trade in high- and medium-high-technology industries ; Revealed comparative advantage by technological intensity ; Entry, exit and survival of firms.

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