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Trade and Innovation: Synthesis Report

Nobuo Kiriyama
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Nobuo Kiriyama: OECD

No 135, OECD Trade Policy Papers from OECD Publishing

Abstract: Innovation 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...

Keywords: competition and innovation; exports and innovation; international technology diffusion; multilateral trade negotiations; NAMA notifications; trade and innovation; World Trade Organisation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F13 F23 L60 O24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ino, nep-int and nep-tid
Date: 2012-01-20
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