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The Measurement of Scientific and Technological Activities
Oslo Manual
Guidelines for Collecting and Interpreting Innovation Data, 3rd Edition
OECD, EUROSTAT. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  10 Nov 2005
Pages: 162 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264013100 , OECD Code: 922005111E1
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The Oslo Manual is the foremost international source of guidelines for the collection and use of data on innovation activities in industry. This third edition has been updated to take account of the progress made in understanding the innovation process, the experience gained from the previous round of innovation surveys, the extension of the field of investigation to other sectors of industry and the latest revisions of international standard classifications.

Table of contents:

Chapter 1. Objectives and Scope of the Manual
Chapter 2. Innovation Theory and Measurement Needs
Chapter 3. Basic Definitions
Chapter 4. Institutional Classifications
Chapter 5. Linkages in the Innovation Process
Chapter 6. Measuring Innovation Activities
Chapter 7. Objectives, Obstacles, and Outcomes of Innovation
Chapter 8. Survey Procedures
Annex A. Innovation Surveys in Developing Countries
Annex B. Examples of Innovations
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