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Innovation in the Software Sector
Douglas Lippoldt, Piotr Stryszowski. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  23 Nov 2009
Pages: 188 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264076761 , OECD Code: 932009051E1
Price:   €24 | $32 | £20 | ¥3000 | MXN440
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This book throws a spotlight on innovation across the software universe, setting out key issues and highlighting policy perspectives. It spans research and development, invention, production, distribution and use of software in the market. It also covers core innovation themes from a user perspective -- including security and privacy, mobility, interoperability, accessibility and reliability.

Table of contents:

Executive Summary
Measurement challenges
-Software innovation processes
-The software sector innovation environment
-Emerging trends, changing environment and growing challenges
Issues for Policy Makers and Industry to Consider
Skilled human capital remains the most crucial factor for software innovation
-Technical infrastructure and environment
-Recognising networking and spillovers
-Policy coherence
-Framework conditions for SMEs
-Improving measurement and data collection
Chapter 1. The Economic Processes of the Software Sector
Introduction and main findings
-The nature of software
-Software innovation: key features
Chapter 2. R&D and the Market Environment in the Software Sector
Introduction and main findings
-R&D investment in the software sector
-R&D and software-related patents
-The market environment for R&D
-Globalisation: shaping the market environment for innovation in the software sector
-National case studies: policy frameworks and R&D
Chapter 3. User Perspectives on Software Functionalities
-Introduction and main findings
-Software functionalities and user perspectives
Annex A. Review of Studies on Market Penetration Rates
Annex B. Beyond the Traditional Software Sector: The Role of Businesses as Software Developers and Users

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