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OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2008

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The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2008 reviews key trends in science, technology and innovation in OECD countries and a number of major non-member economies including Brazil, Chile, China, Israel, Russia and South Africa. Using the latest available data and indicators, the book examines topics high on the agenda of science and innovation policy makers, including science and innovation performance; trends in national science, technology and innovation policies; and practices to assess the socio-economic impacts of public research. This volume also provides an individual profile of the science and innovation performance of each country in relation to its national context and current policy challenges.

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Global Dynamics in Science, Technology and Innovation

This chapter reviews the main trends in science, technology and innovation across the OECD area and the BRICS economies. It examines the latest available data and indicators on the inputs, outputs and impacts of R&D and innovative activity. Where possible, the analysis highlights recent developments, comparing them to longer-term trends. It considers the financing of innovative activity, innovation performance, R&D in key technologies, the scientific and technological outputs of R&D and innovation, the role of globalisation in changing patterns of innovation and human resources for science and technology.

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