OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2016

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The fully revamped and re-titled OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook is a biennial publication that aims to inform policy makers and analysts on recent and future changes in global science, technology and innovation (STI) patterns and their potential implications on and for national and international STI policies. Based on the most recent data available, the report provides comparative analysis of new policies and instruments being used in OECD countries and a number of major emerging economies (including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, the Russian Federation and South Africa) to boost the contribution of science and innovation to growth and to global and social challenges. In this edition, detailed country and policy profiles are available on line.

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International mobility of highly skilled

The international mobility of highly skilled individuals plays an important role in shaping national innovation systems. It is widely acknowledged that mobile talent contributes to the creation and diffusion of knowledge, particularly tacit knowledge as it is often shared through direct personal. Business and academia seek out abroad for specific knowledge or abilities or for drawing upon an expanded pool of talents. They also create or integrate international knowledge networks through their foreign staff. For talented individuals, mobility provides a means to exploit opportunities abroad, overcome barriers and resource constraints experienced at home, and fulfil their vocations.


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