OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Malaysia 2016

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The OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy offer a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of individual OECD countries and partner economies, focusing on the role of government and concrete recommendations to boost innovation performance and R&D policies.

While Malaysia successfully transformed its economy from agriculture and mining towards manufacturing and more recently services, it is currently facing an economic slowdown and new competition. Mobilising new sources of growth will allow Malaysia to respond to these challenges and re-energise its economy through innovation-driven productivity gains.




The OECD review of Malaysia’s innovation policy is part of a series of OECD country reviews of innovation policy.* It was requested by the Malaysian authorities, represented by the Science Advisor of the Prime Minister, Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid, and the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and was carried out by the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) under the auspices of the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP). The Steering Committee, co-chaired by Dato Lee Yee Cheong and Datuk Dr


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