Urenio Watch Watch: Innovation Measurement

Most Innovative Industries

A paper by Wulong Gu and Jianmin Tang

Examining innovation performance of Canadian manufacturing industries over the 1980–1997 period, the two authors found that almost all industries, with the exception of rubber and plastic, non-metallic mineral, and refined petroleum and coal products, became more innovative. Innovation performance was estimated with respect to four observable indicators:

Italian Industrial Districts

92 industrial districts appear on the portal of the Italian Industrial Districts Club. They are found in many traditional industry sectors: food, paper, plastics, rubber, mechanics, jewellery, leather, shoes, furniture, textiles, and clothing. The profile of each district outlines among others its specialisation, number of companies and employees, and sales turnover.