OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2004

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The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2004 provides a comprehensive review of important trends and developments in science and innovation in OECD countries. Touching on themes central to ongoing policy development, the book examines the role of public/private partnerships in stimulating innovation, efforts to promote innovation in the service sector, global challenges to the supply of human resources for science and technology, and the contributions of multinational enterprises to productivity growth and innovation. A statistical annex provides up-to-date figures on R&D funding, patents, researchers and other indicators of innovative performance.

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Ensuring the Supply of Human Resources in Science and Technology

This chapter discusses the evolving policy context for HRST and analyses recent trends in the demand for and supply of graduates in science and engineering. It reviews policy measures implemented by OECD governments to address the challenges raised by these trends and discusses the outlook for human resources in science and technology. As the chapter shows, concerns about supplies of HRST are widespread across the OECD area...

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