OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011

Release Date: October 1, 2011

The world is facing major global economic changes and challenges: economies are recovering from the most severe downturn since the Great Depression; 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.

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011 provides the statistical information necessary to define effective responses to these challenges. It reveals how countries are tackling these issues individually and which approaches are working. It also details the effects of the crisis on innovation and points to ways innovation can help solve environmental and social problems.

This important book illustrates and analyzes a wide set of indicators of science, technology, globalization and industrial performance in OECD and major non-OECD countries (notably Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China, and South Africa). It includes the latest figures for research and development, foreign direct investments, risk capital, and technology-related trade.