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OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2007

Innovation and Performance in the Global Economy

By Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD

The STI Scoreboard 2007 provides a comprehensive picture of performance in the areas of science, technology, globalization and industry. This eighth edition brings together the latest internationally comparable data, including all OECD countries as well as key nonmember countries (notably Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), to explore the growing interaction between innovation and economic growth and social wellbeing. Subjects include • R&D and investment in knowledge • Innovation policy, strategies, and performance • Human resources in S&T and ICT, including the international mobility of researchers and scientists • New patterns in global trade competitiveness and productivity • Science and industry linkages (e.g. in patents and cooperation in innovation with universities) • Advances in emerging technological fields (biotechnology and nanotechnology) • Technologies of particular interest (environmental technologies) and the international outsourcing of production • Growth of the information economy • Internationalization of research • Changing role of multinational enterprises

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