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.

English Also available in: French

The Netherlands

The Netherlands is among the OECD leaders in knowledge creation: it ranked fifth in scientific publications per capita in 2005 and its publications were third in terms of prominence. It also ranked fifth in terms of triadic patenting per capita, partly owing to strong innovation in key multinationals, such as Philips. Moreover, a relatively large workforce is engaged in occupations requiring human resources for science and technology and its innovation system is very open. A considerable share of R&D is financed by foreign sources, and a relatively large share of firms collaborate on innovation.

English Also available in: French


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