Urenio Watch Watch: Innovation Measurement

Innovation Measurement: Present and Future

EU_FlagThis Paper is prepared for the Eurostat Conference, “Knowledge Economy – Challenges for Measurement” that will be held in Luxembourg, December 8-9, 2005 by Carter Bloch in The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, University of Aarhus, Finlandsgade 4, 8200 Aarhus N., Denmark; Tel. (+45) 8942 2398, E-mail: carter.bloch@cfa.au.dk. Continue reading

Knowledge Assessment Methodology

The World Bank Institute´s Knowledge for Development (K4D) program helps developing countries make more effective use of knowledge for their overall economic and social development. The K4D program provides knowledge assessment and policy development services, capacity building and skills enhancement services. As part of its toolkit, the K4D program uses a Knowledge Assessment Methodology (KAM) that helps to benchmark how an economy compares with its neighbors, competitors, or others it wishes to emulate. Continue reading

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: Continue reading