Title: Mapping R&D Investment by the European ICT Business Sector
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC45723
ISBN: 978-92-79-09843-7
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23518 EN
URI: http://ipts.jrc.ec.europa.eu/publications/pub.cfm?id=1879
DOI: 10.2791/42256
Type: JRC Reference Reports
Abstract: The paper shows that the ICT sector alone is responsible for about half the R&D investment gap between the EU and the US, i.e. the fact that EU invests a much smaller share of its GDP in R&D. It argues that this is partly because the ICT sector is a smaller part of the economy in the EU than it is in the US. More important, however, is the lower R&D intensity (business R&D / value added) of the ICT sector in the EU. This is mainly due to lower R&D intensity in two sub-sectors: Computer Services and Software, and Electronic Measurement Instruments. Current data analysis gives no indication that the ICT R&D gap is closing. The analysis further finds that among EU member states, Northern member states show higher ICT R&D intensity than Southern member states, and the Western member states a much higher intensity than the Eastern member states. The bulk of the paper then takes a closer look at each of the ICT sub-sectors, mapping out the R&D effort in each of them.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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