Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

Innovation in Firms

A Microeconomic Perspective

Published on November 20, 2009

Also available in: Spanish

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Innovation has become a key factor for economic growth, but how does the process take place at the level of individual firms? This book presents the main results of the OECD Innovation Microdata Project -- the first large-scale effort to exploit firm-level data from innovation surveys across 20 countries in an internationally harmonised way, with a view to addressing common analytical questions. Through the use of common indicators and econometric modeling, this analytical report presents a broad overview of how firms innovate in different countries, highlights some of the limitations of current innovation surveys, and identifies directions for future research.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Introduction
Innovation Indicators
Exploring Non-technological and Mixed Modes of Innovation Across Countries
Innovation and Productivity
Innovation and Productivity
Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights
ANNEX A - Methodology
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