OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009
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OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009

At a time when world economy is in the midst of the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression, the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009 provides the statistical information necessary to define a response to these global challenges.

This edition of the  Scoreboard  illustrates and analyses a wide set of indicators of science, technology, globalisation and industrial performance in OECD and major non OECD countries (notably Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa). Indicators are organised around five issues: responding to the economic crisis, targeting new growth areas, competing in the world economy, connecting to global research, and investing in the knowledge economy, The Scoreboard also includes StatLinks, "clickable" access to the underlying data in Excel® spreadsheets.

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Publication Date :
03 Dec 2009
DOI :
10.1787/sti_scoreboard-2009-en
 
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Labour productivity growth over the business cycle You or your institution have access to this content

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Author(s):
OECD
Pages :
46–47
DOI :
10.1787/sti_scoreboard-2009-16-en

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Labour productivity is a key economic indicator commonly used to measure economic performance. It is closely associated with standards of living. In most OECD countries, labour productivity tends to increase over economic booms and decrease during recessions.
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