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

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Arundel, A and Colecchia, A and Wyckoff, A, Rethinking science and technology indicators for innovation policy in the twenty-first century, National Innovation, Indicators and Policy, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Earl L and Gault F (ed), Cheltenham, UK, pp. 167-197. ISBN 9781845422875 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]


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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 activities.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business and Management
Research Field:Innovation and Technology Management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and Productivity
Objective Field:Technological and Organisational Innovation
Author:Arundel, A (Professor Anthony Arundel)
ID Code:75703
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2012-02-09
Last Modified:2012-10-24
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