Trade and Innovation: Synthesis Report
AbstractInnovation is critical to creating new sources of growth. Trade is one of the framework conditions that can strengthen innovation in the business sector, as set out in the OECD Innovation Strategy in 2010. This paper broadly sets out three channels through which trade affects innovation. First, imports and foreign direct investment (FDI) as well as trade in technology serve as channels of technology diffusion. Second, imports, FDI and technology licensing contribute to intensifying competition, which can affect incentives for innovation. Third, exports can affect innovation as it serves as a learning opportunity and gives incentives for innovative activities...
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Trade Policy Papers with number 135.
Date of creation: 20 Jan 2012
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multilateral trade negotiations; NAMA notifications; trade and innovation; international technology diffusion; exports and innovation; World Trade Organisation; competition and innovation;
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- NEP-ALL-2012-02-01 (All new papers)
- NEP-INO-2012-02-01 (Innovation)
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