© 1993

New Concepts in Innovation Output Measurement

  • Alfred Kleinknecht
  • Donald Bain

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Zoltan J. Acs, David B. Audretsch
    Pages 10-41
  3. Alfred Kleinknecht, Jeroen O. N. Reijnen, Wendy Smits
    Pages 42-84
  4. Peter Fleissner, Wolfgang Hofkirchner, Margit Pohl
    Pages 85-112
  5. Alfred Kleinknecht
    Pages 189-200
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 201-204

About this book


This collection of papers describes advances in the measurement of innovation output, principally through the use of a new technique based on scanning of trade and technical journals. Experience in several countries is assessed and the strength and weaknesses of the technique discussed. The conclusion is that, taken together with recent advances in the design of questionnaires for postal surveys of innovation, this technique provides a radically improved data source for testing innovation theories and for effective policy analysis.


design innovation trade

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfred Kleinknecht
    • 1
  • Donald Bain
    • 2
  1. 1.SEO, Foundation for Economic ResearchUniversity of AmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.EC Institute for Prospective Technological StudiesIspraItaly

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