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Innovation scoreboards: indicators and policy use

Arundel, A and Hollanders, H 2008 , 'Innovation scoreboards: indicators and policy use', in Innovation Policy in Europe , Edward Elgar.

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Innovation scoreboards consist of a collection of national or regional
indicators of relevance to innovation. Depending on data availability, an
innovation scoreboard can include indicators of innovation inputs such as the
supply of scientists and engineers, activities such as R&D collaboration
among firms, intermediate innovation outputs such as patents, or market
outputs such as the sales of innovative products. Some scoreboards focus
entirely on innovation, while other scoreboards include innovation indicators
as a major subset of a broader theme, such as economic competitiveness.
The number of scoreboards that cover innovation has increased since the
mid 1990s in response to policy and media interest. Examples include DG
Enterprise's European Innovation Scoreboard, DG Research's Key
Indicators, DG Enterprise's Enterprise Policy Indicators, the OECD's
Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard, the UK Competitiveness
Index, the Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, the New
Economy Index, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor and the World
Economic Forum Competitiveness Index. While there are important
differences in their precise purpose, all of the above scoreboards assume that
innovation is one of the key drivers of economic performance.

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Authors/Creators:Arundel, A and Hollanders, H
Publisher: Edward Elgar
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