Measuring Globalisation: OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators 2010

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This second edition of the OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators presents a broad range of indicators showing the magnitude and intensity of globalisation. This process is becoming increasingly important for policymakers and other analysts, hence the need for a volume that brings together the existing measures, based on national data sources and comparable across countries. Together, the indicators shed new light on financial, technological and trade interdependencies within OECD and non-OECD countries.

Measures of globalisation include indicators on capital movements and foreign direct investments, international trade, the economic activity of multinational firms and the internationalisation of technology. In addition, the 2010 edition also includes indicators linked to the current financial crisis, portfolio investments, environmental aspects and the emergence of global value chains.



International co-operation in S&T

The technological activities of (multinational) firms have become increasingly internationalised. In the search for new technological competences, better adaptation to markets and lower research and development costs, companies are moving research activities overseas more intensively. The information contained in patents makes it possible to trace the internationalisation of technological activities and the circulation of knowledge among countries. In addition, collaboration with foreign partners increasingly plays an important role as firms gain access to a broader pool of resources and knowledge at lower cost and are able to share risks with partners.


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