The Global Innovation Scoreboard 2008: The Dynamics of the Innovative Performances of Countries
51 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2011
Date Written: March 2, 2009
The new Global Innovation Scoreboard 2008 (GIS 2008) is developed.It aims at providing an overview on the main trends, results and determinants of the innovative performance of countries across the world. Compared to the 2008 European Innovation Scoreboard, the GIS 2008 uses older data (1995 – 2005 compared with 2002-07 in the EIS) and a reduced set of indicators (9 indicators compared to 29 in the EIS). One of the main results obtained in the First Part of the Thematic Paper is the fact that the accumulation of technological capabilities is a structural phenomenon within the economic systems. Consequently, to address the dynamics of this process a ten-year period of time is taken in consideration in the GIS 2008.
Keywords: innovation, country comparison, composite indicator, technological capabilities
JEL Classification: O3, Q55
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