Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


This document describes a major action to collect new and extensive data on innovation activity and outputs in manufacturing industry in the European Union. The action is known as the Community Innovation Survey (CIS) and is based on a common statistical survey questionnaire. The data collected by CIS cover the following main topics: (i) expenditure on activities related to the innovation of new products; (ii) outputs of incrementally and radically changed products; (iii) sources of information relevant to innovation; (iv) acquisition and transfer of technology; (v) R&D performance and technological collaboration; (vi) perceptions of obstacles to innovation and factors promoting innovation.

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Authors: GRÜNEWALD W, European Commission, Luxembourg (LU);SMITH K, European Commission, Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15378 EN (1994) 52 pp., ECU 7
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-8579-9
Record Number: 199510091 / Last updated on: 1995-01-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en