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Rethinking science and technology indicators for innovation policy in the twent-first century

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Arundel, A and Colecchia, A and Wyckoff, A (2006) Rethinking science and technology indicators for innovation policy in the twent-first century. In: National Innovation, Indicators and Policy. Edward Elgar.

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Abstract

It has long been understood that the generation and exploitation of knowledge
are fundamental to economic growth. The widespread diffusion of
new information technologies in the 1990s vastly improved the capability
of generating, manipulating and distilling information so that it becomes
knowledge, bringing the issue of how knowledge is created, nurtured and
used for competitive advantage to the fore. This interest has been further
fuelled by changes in the demographic mix of the labour force in many
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
countries, which place limits on increasing the size of the labour force as a
potential source of growth, as well as by the emergence of skilled and
lower-paid competitors from China and India, which creates new challenges
for OECD countries, particularly with regard to innovation-driven
activi ties.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2012 23:53
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2012 00:54
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