OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Sweden 2012

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This OECD Review of Innovation Policy for Sweden offers a comprehensive assessment of Sweden's  innovation system, focusing on the role of government. It provides concrete recommendations on how to improve policies that affect innovation performance, including R&D policies, and identifies good practices from which other countries can learn.



Economic performance and framework conditions for innovation

This chapter provides an overview of Sweden’s macroeconomic performance. It highlights salient features of Sweden’s economy – openness to international trade and foreign direct investment integration in global markets – and sketches out patterns of structural change in production and trade. It also looks at the current state of framework conditions as they relate to entrepreneurship and innovation. It concludes with a discussion of the role of innovation in Sweden’s economic development in the longer term and highlights new trends in innovation as well as the increasing role of knowledge-based capital.


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