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2002 European Innovation Scoreboard: Technical Paper No 6 - Methodology report

Funded under: FP5-INNOVATION-SME


This report looks at several methodological issues involving the (European Innovation Scoreboard) (EIS), and evaluates different methods of calculating a composite innovation index. It compares the EIS with two other scoreboards for entrepreneurship and research developed by the European Commission. It also offes a brief evaluation of the macro-economic relationship between innovation and economic growth, productivity and GDP. Finally, the report provides full definitions for all indicators in the EIS. It is one of six technical papers produced to complement the EIS; the other five are:
Technical Paper No 1 - (Member States and Associate Countries)
Technical Paper No 2 - (Candidate countries)
Technical Paper No 3 - (EU regions)
Technical Paper No 4 - (Indicators and definitions)
Technical Paper No 5 - (Thematic scoreboard 'lifelong learning for innovation')

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