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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