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Innovation metrics for Australia

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Arundel, A and O'Brien, KR (2009) Innovation metrics for Australia. Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Canberra, Australia.

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Abstract

For decades, innovation metrics have concentrated on ‘traditional’ indicators such as R&D and patents. Although useful, these indicators fail to capture the diversity and complexity of innovation processes, particularly in the majority of sectors where innovation rarely requires R&D. Innovation surveys, such as the innovation section of the Australian Business Characteristics Survey, provide the opportunity to construct innovation metrics that can substantially deepen our understanding of R&D and related activities and broaden our understanding of other types of innovative activities.

Item Type: Other
Publisher: Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Additional Information: Chapter in DIISR report "Innovation Metrics Framework: Consolidated Report". Total report pages 344.
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2010 00:49
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2010 00:49
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