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Measuring innovation: the use of indicators in developing policy – by Fred Gault

August 15, 2013

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Innovation Indicators

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The recently published ‘Handbook Of Innovation Indicators And Measurement‘ examines indicators and statistical measurement in the context of innovation.  The book’s success, according to editor Fred Gault, is driven by the fact that the contributors are practitioners in this area; they know from first-hand experience what works and what doesn’t.  In addition, this collection also presents an agenda for the development of the subject and is expected to inform discussions at the next OECD Blue Sky Indicators conference.  

In answering the questions that follow, Fred provides further details about his area of research and explains the significance of innovation indicators in developing policy.

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