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van Beuzekom, B and Arundel, A (2006) OECD Biotechnolgy Statistics - 2006. Working Paper. OECD.

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The OECD Biotechnology Statistics – 2006 edition brings together the latest available economic and activity data on biotechnology and innovation, collected by OECD member and a number of nonmember countries.1 The report builds on the extensive work of the OECD and national experts to improve the comparability of biotechnology statistics. The results should provide a valuable source of information on biotechnology for policy makers, academics and business managers. The first OECD collection of biotechnology indicators was published in 20012 and provided data for 21 OECD member countries and 1 observer country. However, comparable data across countries was only available for biotechnology patents, bibliometrics, venture capital, GM crop hectares, and GM field trials. Data were also available for up to 16 countries for employment, business R&D, and turnover for biotechnology firms, but the comparability of these indicators was limited by the lack of clear definitions of ‘biotechnology’ and a ‘biotechnology firm’.

Item Type: Report (Working Paper)
Publisher: OECD
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2012 23:21
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2012 23:21
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