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Innovation and Growth: Chasing a Moving Frontier

Innovation and Growth: Chasing a Moving Frontier
Pages: 266, December 09 OECD book

The OECD and the World Bank are joining forces to work more closely on innovation, particularly insofar as this issue is a crucial factor in the success of development policy, notably in middle-income economies. In this volume, the two organisations jointly take stock of how globalisation is posing new challenges for innovation and growth in both developed and developing countries, and how countries are coping with them. The authors discuss options for policy initiatives that can foster technological innovation in the pursuit of faster and sustainable growth.

Table of contents

Foreword by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick

Chapter 1:
Introduction - why innovation matters
Chapter 2:
Competition, innovation and growth - theory, evidence and policy challenges
Chapter 3:
Korea and the BICs (Brazil, India and China): catching-up experiences
Chapter 4:
Priorities for growth in OECD economies
Chapter 5:
The development of global innovation networks and the transfer of knowledge
Chapter 6:
Innovation strategies for growth: insights from OECD countries
Chapter 7:
Different innovation strategies, different results - Brazil, Russia, India, China and Kore (the BRICKs)
Chapter 8:
Technology diffusion in the developing world
Chapter 9:
Foreign investment and the development of telecommunications in Latin America
Chapter 10:
Broadband as a platform for economic, social and cultural development - lessons from Asia
Chapter 11:
User-driven innovation and communications development