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Handbook of Innovation Indicators and Measurement

Edited by Fred Gault, Professorial Fellow, UNU-MERIT, the Netherlands and Professor Extraordinaire and Member, TUT Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI), Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), South Africa
This Handbook comprehensively examines indicators and statistical measurement related to innovation (as defined in the OECD/Eurostat Oslo Manual). It deals with the development and the use of innovation indicators to support decision-making and is written by authors who are practitioners, who know what works and what does not, in order to improve the development of indicators to satisfy future policy needs.
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  • Business and Management
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Innovation Policy
  • Organisational Innovation
This Handbook comprehensively examines indicators and statistical measurement related to innovation (as defined in the OECD/Eurostat Oslo Manual). It deals with the development and the use of innovation indicators to support decision-making and is written by authors who are practitioners, who know what works and what does not, in order to improve the development of indicators to satisfy future policy needs.

This unique volume presents:

• the historical and geographical context for innovation indicators and measurement
• practical examples of how measurement is actually undertaken
• new areas of innovation indicators and measurement, including consumer innovation, public sector innovation and social innovation.

This informative Handbook will appeal to policy makers in government departments, statistical offices and research institutes and international organizations such as the EU, OECD and the UN, as well as university departments of economics, sociology, law, science and technology, and public policy.
‘This book is a remarkable guide to why innovation matters, why good innovation statistics and indicators are essential guides for effective innovation strategies and policy interventions, and where innovation statistics have to go next.’
– David Crane, Research Money

‘This volume is a must read for anyone interested in understanding innovation indicators and their application in policy-making and measuring innovation. Its exhaustive coverage and discus-sions of many emerging issues makes it an important con-tribution to the literature on this topic.’
– Krishna Ravi Srinivas, Science & Public Policy

‘A great book to understand and foster innovation at all levels: a truly innovative piece of work.’
– Enrico Giovannini, Minister of Labour and Social Policies, Italy

‘This book brings together original contributions from world leading experts on innovation indicators and is unique in several respects. First, the focus is upon innovation in terms of commercialized products and processes and not on secondary indicators of research or patenting. Second, it combines academic perspectives with user perspectives from industry and international organizations. Third, it strikes a good balance between old and new indicators, opening up new dimensions of innovation for measuring. It is a book worth reading for scholars studying innovation, for policy makers and, not least, for innovation managers in the private sector.’
– Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Aalborg University, Denmark and Sciences-Po, Paris, France
Contributors: E. Aho, M. Alkio, A. Arundel, C. Bloch, J.P.J. de Jong, F. Foyn, K. Fursov, F. Galindo-Rueda, F. Gault, L. Gokhberg, N. Greenan, C.T. Hill, H. Hollanders, T. Ijichi, N. Janz, K. Joseph, I. Lakaniemi, E. Lorenz, D. Meissner, I. Miles, G. Mulgan, W. Norman, K. O’Brien, G. Perani, B. Peters, C. Rammer, K. Smith, A. Sokolov, A. Torugsa, E. von Hippel, A.W. Wyckoff
Contents:

PART I: WHY INDICATORS MATTER
1. Innovation Indicators and Measurement: An Overview
Fred Gault

PART II: DEFINING INNOVATION AND IMPLEMENTING THE DEFINITIONS
2. The Oslo Manual
Fred Gault

3. History of the Community Innovation Survey
Anthony Arundel and Keith Smith

4. How Firm Managers Understand Innovation: Implications for the Design of Innovation Surveys
Anthony Arundel, Kieran O’Brien and Ann Torugsa

5. User Innovation: Business and Consumers
Jeroen P.J. de Jong and Eric von Hippel

PART III: MEASUREMENT
6. Innovation Panel Surveys in Germany
Bettina Peters and Christian Rammer

7. Innovation and R&D Surveys in Norway
Frank Foyn

8. Innovation Surveys: Experience from Japan
Tomohiro Ijichi

PART IV: DEVELOPING AND USING INDICATORS
9. The OECD Measurement Agenda for Innovation
Fernando Galindo-Rueda

10. Developing Harmonized Measures of the Dynamics of Organizations and Work
Nathalie Greenan and Edward Lorenz

11. Scoreboards and Indicator Reports
Hugo Hollanders and Norbert Janz

PART V: INNOVATION STRATEGY
12. The OECD Innovation Strategy: Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators and Innovation Policy
Andrew W. Wyckoff

13. The Finnish Approach to Innovation Strategy and Indicators
Esko Aho, Mikko Alkio and Ilkka Lakaniemi

14. US Innovation Strategy and Policy: An Indicators Perspective
Christopher T. Hill

PART VI: BEYOND THE HORIZON
15. Developing and Using Indicators of Emerging and Enabling Technologies
Leonid Gokhberg, Konstantin Fursov, Ian Miles and Giulio Perani

16. Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators
Dirk Meissner and Alexander Sokolov

17. Measuring Innovation in the Public Sector
Carter Bloch

18. Indicators for Social Innovation
Geoff Mulgan, Kippy Joseph and Will Norman

PART VII: CHALLENGES
19. Innovation Indicators and Measurement: Challenges
Fred Gault

Index