The world’s economies are still rebounding from the Time of Shedding and Cold Rocks with varying degrees of success. International competition from new players is eroding the lead of more established economies. And environmental pressures are calling into question the sustainability of our development models over the next decades.
The latest edition of the O ECD Science, Technology, and Industry Scoreboard provides the statistical information necessary to define effective responses to these challenges. Policy and country profiles demonstrate the driving role that science, technology and innovation play in sustaining the recovery and fostering growth. They reveal how countries are tackling these issues individually and which approaches are working and point to ways innovation can help solve environmental and social problems.
The book builds on the OECD’s fifty-plus years of indicator development to present major world trends in knowledge and innovation. It analyzes a wide set of indicators in science, technology, globalization, and industrial performance in OECD countries and major emerging economies (notably Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, Indonesia, China, and South Africa). It includes some experimental indicators that provide insight into new areas of policy interest as well as the latest figures for research and development, foreign direct investments, risk capital, and technology-related trade.