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An innovative firm is one that has implemented an innovation during the period under review.

The broad definition of an innovative firm may not be appropriate for all policy and research needs. More narrow definitions can be useful in many cases, particularly for comparisons of innovation across sectors, firm size categories or countries. An example of a more narrow definition is a product or process innovator.

Source Publication:
OECD, 2005, “The Measurement of Scientific and Technological Activities: Guidelines for Collecting and Interpreting Innovation Data: Oslo Manual, Third Edition” prepared by the Working Party of National Experts on Scientific and Technology Indicators, OECD, Paris, para. 152.

Statistical Theme: Science and technology statistics

Created on Friday, September 9, 2005