Tag Archives: Research and Development

EU corporate R&D intensity gap: What has changed over the last decade?

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: EU corporate R&D intensity gap: What has changed over the last decade? by Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello. The paper contributes with new findings to the literature on corporate research and development (R&D) intensity decomposition by examining the effects of several parameters on …
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Global R&D Ranking

For the first time since 2004, an EU company is the world’s largest private sector R&D investor. Volkswagen tops the European Commission’s “2013 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard” with an investment of €9.5bn in 2012. Overall, EU-based firms (527 companies) stepped up R&D investment by 6.3%, just above the average of the 2000 firms in …
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UNESCO Science Report 2010

UNESCO has just launched its 2010 Science Report. The study shows that emerging economies are rapidly closing the gap in global research and development with developed economies. China, India and the Republic of Korea, in particular, are devoting increasing resources to science and technology. Indeed, Asia’s share of gross domestic expenditure on research and development …
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The World Bank: The Role of Innovation in Post-crisis Growth

Innovation is vital for Europe and Central Asian countries’ post-crisis growth, according to the World Bank. The Bank urges countries to focus on key priorities for sustainable growth by ensuring that resources for innovation are not cut as part of fiscal consolidation, but are used more efficiently, and by approaching the crisis as an opportunity …
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