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Innovation and Knowledge-Intensive Service Activities

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From research and development to legal and marketing services, a wide range of knowledge-intensive service activities (KISAs) enables firms and public sector organisations to better innovate. This publication examines the contribution of knowledge-intensive services to the acquisition and growth of innovation capabilities in firms and public sector organisations. It focuses on KISAs in four industy sectors: software, health care, tourism and leisure, and resource-based industries such as mining technology services, aquaculture and forestry. The analysis derives from a series of surveys and case studies undertaken in nine OECD countries: Australia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway and Spain.

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The Role of KISA in Renewing Resource-Based Industries

Economies are still dominated by the production of goods, and without physical goods the society could not function and the lifestyles as we know them would not be possible. At the same time, production of goods is heavily dependent on service functions within these industries.

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