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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Multinational Enterprises and Productivity Growth

Insight at the Firm Level

Multinational enterprises (MNEs) account for a large and growing share of employment and production in OECD countries – particularly in the manufacturing sector. Recent developments in the kinds of data accessible to economists have provided more powerful tools for investigating the effects of MNEs on OECD economies. This chapter reviews a selection of recent work that uses these new data sources to examine the contribution...


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