The eighth Annual Competitiveness Report (ACR) benchmarks Ireland’s performance for 171 key competitiveness indicators against 15 other advanced countries.
As innovation becomes a key determinant for long-run economic growth and social well-being, the OECD Scoreboard provides a comprehensive picture of countries’ performance in the areas of science, technology, globalisation and industry.
There is no direct relationship between R&D spending and significant measures of corporate success such as growth, profitability, and shareholder return, according to a new global innovation study by Booz Allen Hamilton. However, the pace of corporate R&D spending continues to accelerate, as many executives continue to believe that enhanced innovation is required to fuel their future growth.
The ipIQ’s 2006 Patent Scorecard is an industry-by-industry ranking of corporate innovation that combines a series of indicators to arrive at patent quality, technological strength and breadth of impact.
This 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: [email protected]
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.
The competitive industrial performance (CIP) index, developed by UNIDO for developing countries mainly, benchmarks competitive industrial activity by countries against the backdrop of liberalization and globalization. The index is based on four variables that capture different aspects of competitive performance.