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1 Measuring innovation: Main definitions - Part II South East Asian Regional Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation Statistics Hanoi, Viet Nam 5-8 December 2011 Luciana Marins

2 Innovation activities (1) Innovation activities: all scientific, technological, organisational, financial and commercial steps which (intended to) lead to the implementation of innovations; Some innovation activities are themselves innovative, others are not novel but necessary; R&D not directly related to the development of a specific innovation.

3 Innovation activities (2) For product and process innovations: Intramural (in-house) R&D; Acquisition of (extramural) R&D; Acquisition of other external knowledge; Acquisition of machinery, equipment and other capital goods; Other preparations for product and process innovations; Market preparations for product innovations; Training.

4 Innovation activities (3) Preparations for marketing innovations: Activities related to the development and implementation of new marketing methods; It includes acquisition of other external knowledge and of machinery, equipment, and other capital goods and training; Expenditures for using these methods in daily business are NOT included.

5 Innovation activities (4) Preparations for organisational innovations: Activities undertaken for the planning and implementation of new organisation methods; It includes acquisition of other external knowledge and of machinery, equipment, and other capital goods and training.

6 Kinds of innovation activities Successful - resulted in the implementation of a new innovation (not necessarily commercially successful); Ongoing - work in progress, which has not yet resulted in the implementation of an innovation; Abandoned - before the implementation of an innovation.

7 Classifying firms by degree of innovativeness Innovative firm: Implemented an innovation; Not necessarily a commercial success; Innovation-active firm: Had innovation activities - ongoing and/or abandoned; Regardless of implementation; Potentially innovative firm: Innovation efforts but no achieved results; Key element for innovation policy; (Annex).

8 Factors influencing innovation Objectives: Motives for innovating; Effects: Observed outcomes of innovations (Table 9) ; Impacts on firm performance; Time lag; Hampering factors: Reasons for not starting innovation activities at all; Factors that slow innovation activity or have a negative effect on expected results (Table 10).

9 Linkages Linkages: connections with other agents; Source, cost, level of interaction; Types of external linkages: Open information sources; Acquisition of knowledge and technology; Innovation co-operation.

10 Sources for transfers of knowledge and technology Open information sources Sources for purchases of knowledge & technology Co- operation partners Internal sources within the enterprise: R&D / Production / Marketing / Distribution * Other enterprises within the enterprise group *** External market and commercial sources: Competitors Other enterprises in the industry Clients or customers Consultants / consultancy firms Suppliers Commercial laboratories ********** ********** ************ Public sector sources: Universities and other higher education institutions Government / public research institutes Private non profit research institutes Specialised (semi) public innovation support services ******** ******** ******** General information sources: Patent disclosures / Professional conferences, meetings, literature and journals / Fairs and exhibitions / Professional associations, trade unions / Other local associations / Informal contacts or networks / Standards or standardisation agencies / Public regulations *

11 Appropriability Ability of enterprises to appropriate gains from innovation activities: Formal methods: patents, registration of design, trademarks, copyrights, confidentiality agreements, trade secrecy; Informal methods: secrecy that is not covered by legal agreements, complexity of product design, lead time advantage over competitors.

12 Developing countries Developing countries 3 rd OM standards, adaptations; LA: the Bogota Manual (RICYT, 2001); UIS: Annex to 3 rd OM… Innovation Surveys in Developing Countries.

13 Characteristics of innovation in developing countries Size and structure; Instability; Informality; Particular economic and innovation environments; Reduced innovation decision-making powers; Weak innovation systems; Characteristics of innovation.

14 Innovation measurement in developing countries Potentially innovative firm; Measurement priorities - why / what / how: Innovation capabilities (HR, Linkages, ICTs); Expenditure on innovation activities; Organisational innovation.

15 Adaptations ICTs in innovation surveys Linkages Agents + Types + Location; Innovation Activities Hardware purchase and Software purchase (split); Industrial design and Engineering activities (split); Lease or rental of machinery, equipment and other capital goods; In-house software system development; Reverse engineering. Human resources and training Quality and environmental management

16 Methodological issues for developing country contexts Weakness of statistical systems; Questionnaire design; Survey application; Frequency; Publication; Difficulties… Lack of appreciation of the importance of innovation; Managers are secretive about finance; Lack of adequate legislative base. Will be discussed later

17 Thank you!


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