Oslo Manual 2018

By Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Eurostat,

Book cover of Oslo Manual 2018: Guidelines for Collecting, Reporting and Using Data on Innovation

Book description

What is innovation and how should it be measured? Understanding the scale of innovation activities, the characteristics of innovative firms and the internal and systemic factors that can influence innovation is a prerequisite for the pursuit and analysis of policies aimed at fostering innovation. First published in 1992, the Oslo…

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1 author picked Oslo Manual 2018 as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This manual provides an internationally agreed set of definitions of, and measurements for, different innovative activities and as such provides widely accepted guidelines by which internationally comparative data can be collected and government policies be targeted.

This may seem rather dry, but I think that it is crucial to the development of a subject area that all parties involved are using the same definitions of variables.

This has become of particular importance for many aspects of innovation have become the concerns of politicians and policymakers and past discussions have made me aware that parties more often than would wish are…

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