Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Global Innovation Revolution

Tyson, Laura. "The Global Innovation Revolution." Project Syndicate, March 16, 2012.

From the opinion: "As countries around the world struggle to lay the foundations for stronger sustainable growth in the future, they would do well to focus on policies that encourage innovation. Empirical studies across time and countries confirm that innovation is the primary source of technological change and productivity growth. And investments in research and development, as well as in the scientific and engineering workforce on which they depend, are critical drivers of innovation and national competitiveness.
A new study by the National Science Board, the governing body of the National Science Foundation in the United States, examines trends in such investments for both individual countries and regions. These trends indicate that the global landscape for innovation changed significantly during the last decade." Read more

See Also
Science and Engineering Indicators 2012, National Science Board (Arlington, VA, January 2012).