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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Recent Developments in Science, Technology and Innovation Policies

Innovation has been an area of considerable policy development in recent years and, in most cases, of growing public funding. Governments have developed strategic plans for enhancing innovation performance and accelerating their nations’ transformation into knowledge-based economies. They have forged more explicit links to industry and other stakeholders so as to solicit expert opinion and advice that can inform policy development. This chapter reviews recent developments in science, technology and innovation policy in...


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