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Is defined as the employment involved in the generation of biotechnology products.

For ease of collection, it is suggested that employment be measured in terms of staff numbers rather than hours worked. However, where countries prefer, they can collect this information in terms of full-time equivalents, consistent with an R&D survey approach (as outlined in the OECD Frascati Manual).

Source Publication:
OECD, 2005, A Framework for Biotechnology Statistics, OECD, Paris, Chapter 2: Basic Concepts and Definitions.

Cross References:
Biotechnology product

Statistical Theme: Science and technology statistics

Created on Friday, July 1, 2005

Last updated on Wednesday, November 30, 2005