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  • Innovation and Productivity: Using Bright Ideas to Work Smarter
  • Published: Apr 2008
  • Status: Current
  • Authors: Lewis, Geoff
    • Hard copy: Not available in hard copy.
     

    Innovation and Productivity: Using Bright Ideas to Work Smarter

    New Zealand Treasury Productivity Paper 08/05

    Published: April 2008

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    Summary

    Introduction

    Knowledge and innovation are important drivers of productivity

    Knowledge is an unusual economic good and this has important implications for institutions and policy

    The concept of a national innovation system

    Innovation and the firm

    Recent innovation performance presents a mixed picture

    Policy implications for innovation and productivity

    References

    tprp08-05.pdf (222 KB) pp. 34

    List of Figures

  • Figure 1 – Firm-level processes that drive innovation
  • Figure 2 – Relative multi-factor productivity (MFP) levels in market sectors, New Zealand/UK
  • Figure 3 – Science and engineering articles per million inhabitants, 2003
  • Figure 4 – Average annual growth of GERD and BERD (selected OECD countries 1995-2004, or latest year available)
  • Figure 5 – Research & Development as a percentage of GDP, 2004
  • Figure 6 – Patents per million population, 2003
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    Acknowledgements

    This paper was prepared by Geoff Lewis.  Comments were provided by staff in the Treasury.  Thanks in particular go to Sid Durbin, James Beard, Kirsty Flannagan, Melody Guy and Mario di Maio.

     

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