Innovation activities and industrial structure : Industry and R&D in a comparative contextFunded under: IS-SPRINT 1
R&D has played a significant role in innovation policy. Variations in manufacturing R&D intensities are often substantial as small economies tend to have much lower manufacturing R&D intensities than large economies. This paper shows that these differences predominantly reflect differences in industrial structure, rather than some underlying differences in the willingness or ability to perform R&D. The paper develops methods for quantifying the effects of R&D intensity which flow from absolute size and from the particular structure of industry in twelve economies within the triad of North America, Japan, and EU and EFTA countries.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1994) 54 pp.
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Record Number: 199530047 / Last updated on: 1995-02-07
Original language: en
Available languages: en