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The conference was organised by DG Enterprise and Eurostat of the European Commission. The proceedings provide a record of the papers presented and of the general discussions that took place.

The main topics included:

-Advances in innovation indicators - reviewing new approaches to the measurement of innovation and presenting results and research into statistics relevant to policymakers, and reviewing the problem of developing appropriate indicators for the service sector.

-The impact of innovation on firm performance - reviewing the role of innovation and company creation in employment, growth and profitability, and reviewing the role and need for different types of innovation support.

-Results of national and regional Innovation studies - covering the merits and problems associated with the increasing use of regional indicators and the role of framework indicators in assessing National Innovation Systems.

-Policy-oriented innovation indicators; discussing the needs of policymakers and presenting evidence on recent developments in the use of indicators and statistics (e.g. Scoreboarding and Benchmarking).

Contract No. INNO-1746

Published as Innovation Papers no. 18

Additional information

Authors: THURIAUX B, Technopolis, Brighton (GB);ARNOLD E, Technopolis, Brighton (GB);COUCHOT C, Technopolis, Brighton (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17038 EN (2001), pp.291. Euro: 20.50
Availability: Available from EUR-OP sales agents. URL:
ISBN: ISBN:92-894-1576-2
Record Number: 200214281 / Last updated on: 2002-01-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en