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Services R&D



This document analyses the nature of service R&D activity and growth. The role and significance of R&D in services has been growing rapidly recently, although in the context of services it is also important to note that much innovative activity in the service sector remains of a non-R&D and non-technological nature. Thus, services are becoming more research intensive over time and the significance of innovation to their performance is also increasingly being recognised.

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  • Jeremy Howells, 2009. "Services R&D," JRC Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation 2009-5, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
  • Handle: RePEc:ipt:wpaper:20095

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    R&D in services sectors; trends;

    JEL classification:

    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes


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