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This e-book builds at the premise that the effectiveness of nationwide efforts to extend spending on R&D may be approximated via the competitiveness of that economic system in foreign markets. construction on a couple of latest ‘benchmarking’ experiences that experience up to now purely ranked nations in accordance both to their R&D symptoms, or their performances in innovation, this can be the 1st e-book to supply a synthesized overview of the R&D competitiveness of nationwide economies in keeping with either enter and output similar signs. numerous quantitative tools are used to mix those lists with a large choice of R&D symptoms. The e-book confirms one of many significant premises of the Lisbon approach – that Europe is considerably lagging at the back of its in another country opponents in R&D.

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The Unit Value of Exports The numerator of the UVI (unit value index) indicator of demand-side competitiveness contains the change of the average unit value of manufacturing exports of country a. The denominator expresses the changes of the unit values of exports of the country’s main competitors weighted with their relative shares in world imports: UVIa = ∆(Xa/Qa)/Σ∆(Xi/Qi)*siw, where Xa is the value of exports of country a, Qa is the volume of exports of country a, and Xi is the value of exports of competitor country i, Qi is the volume (for example the weight) of exports of competitor country i, and siw is the relative share of country i within world imports.

Going even further, the Swedish government established a central agency in the spirit of the NIS called Systems of Innovation Authority. Lundvall and his co-authors are aware of the fact that globalization makes the use of any economic concept related to the nation-state controversial to some extent. They show with references from empirical literature that, in spite of globalization, the national level has retained a quite high degree of relevance for some innovation-related activities. They quote Pavitt and Patel (1991) who have shown that the national origin of multinational firms has quite strongly contributed to determining the location of innovative activities.

Differences in levels of economic development are usually reflected in different microstructures of exports and imports. This may even involve identical brand or product names covering different product parameters and quality. Global car manufacturers for example produce their mass models in ‘cheap’ versions for some Third World markets or China, ‘favourably priced’ and sometimes underpowered versions for East European countries, and ‘full’ versions for their West European or North American markets.

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