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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Regaining Momentum in Science, Technology and Industry

Economies worldwide have endured an economic slowdown from which they are only now beginning to recover and which has constrained the capacity of governments and industry to invest in science, technology and innovation. As OECD countries continue to move towards more knowledge-based economies and face increasing economic competition from non-member economies, their reliance on the creation, diffusion and exploitation of knowledge – including scientific and technical knowledge – will grow. This chapter...

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