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OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2012

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Based on the latest information and indicators in science and innovation, the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2012 reviews key trends in STI policies and performance in OECD countries and major emerging economies, and across a number of thematic areas. In this edition, individual policy profiles and country profiles trace the driving role that science, technology and innovation are expected to continue to play towards a sustainable and lasting recovery from the economic crisis.

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ICT infrastructures and ICT policies for innovation

Successful development and application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) can boost innovation productivity and output. At firm level ICTs feed into many types of innovation processes and create efficiency gains that free up scarce resources for use elsewhere. Existing empirical studies, including ongoing OECD work, point to a positive link between increased adoption and use of ICTs and economic performance at the firm and macroeconomic level (OECD, 2012).

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