New edition released 14 December 2010
Table of contents | Highlights brochure and summaries in other languages
Country profiles | How to obtain this publication
French edition/version française | Past editions
Global patterns of science, technology and innovation are quickly changing. What are the implications for science and innovation policy? What steps are countries taking to boost their capabilities in science, technology and innovation? What is the contribution of science and innovation to growth and social goals?
The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2008 reviews key trends in science, technology and innovation in OECD countries and a number of major non-member economies including Brazil, Chile, China, Israel, Russia and South Africa.
Using the latest available data and indicators, the book examines topics high on the agenda of science and innovation policy makers, including science and innovation performance; trends in national science, technology and innovation policies; and practices to assess the socio-economic impacts of public research.
New to this edition are individual profiles of the science and innovation performance of each country in relation to its national context and current policy challenges. The graphs enable countries to see some of their relative strengths and weaknesses as compared to other countries' performance.
Access to the underlying Excel spreadsheets used to create the tables and graphs is available from both the printed and pdf editions via the StatLinks provided on each page.
Publication of the OECD STI Outlook alternates every year with the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard, which provides a comprehensive picture of countries' performance in science, technology and innovation.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Global Dynamics in Science, Technology and Innovation
Chapter 2. Main Trends in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
Chapter 3. Science and Innovation: Country Notes
Chapter 4. Assessing the Socio-Economic Impacts of Public R&D: Recent Practices and Perspectives
Chapter 5. Innovation in Firms: Findings from a Comparative Analysis of Innovation Survey Microdata
The full volume can be browsed for free at the OECD Online Bookshop.
Highlights brochure and summaries in other languages
A brochure presenting the highlights and main findings of the 2008 edition is available for free download in English and French.
A summary is available in the following languages:
Chinese | Czech | Danish | Dutch | Finnish | Greek
Hungarian | Icelandic | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Norwegian |
Polish | Portuguese | Russian | Slovak | Spanish | Swedish | Turkish
Click here for the definitions and methodology used in these national profiles.
*This version also serves as a corrigendum to the profile of Turkey in the print edition.
How to obtain this publication
Readers can access the full version of the book choosing from the following options:
Information about earlier additions can also be found on the OECD iLibrary.
2006: Information | Highlights (pdf)
2004: Information | Highlights (pdf)
2002: Information | Highlights (pdf)
2000: Highlights (pdf)
OECD countries should boost science and innovation to drive long-term growth
OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2008: Highlights
OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2007