OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2003

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This sixth edition of the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard provides a comprehensive picture of countries’ performance in the areas of science, technology, globalisation and industry.  New indicators address emerging policy issues such as the international mobility of  scientists, innovation as measured by patent families, biotechnology, nanotechnology, new indicators on the information economy, the role of multinational enterprises, productivity, firm turnover and industrial performance.

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This issue of the Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard reveals that the knowledge intensity of OECD economies has continued to increase in recent years, despite the economic slowdown and talk of the death of the “new economy”. Investment in research and development (R&D) rose in 2001 and into 2002, as did investment in software in several countries. Information and communication technology (ICT) continued to diffuse to households and businesses and electronic commerce continued to gain in importance, despite the slowdown in parts of the ICT sector...

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