Skip navigation

Economic & Sector Work :: Knowledge Economy Study

Background Paper for the Workshop on Science, Technology, and Innovation in Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria

ACADEMIC RESEARCH ACCREDITATION ADVANCED TRAINING AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AGRICULTURE APPLIED RESEARCH BACKBONE BASIC BUSINESS STUDIES BUSINESSES CAPABILITIES CAPABILITY CAPACITY BUILDING CAREERS CATALYTIC ROLE COLLABORATION COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE COMMUNITIES COMPETITIVENESS COMPONENTS COMPUTERIZATION CONNECTIVITY DEGREES DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION DEPARTMENT EDUCATION SYSTEMS ELECTRONICS ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYMENT ENGINEERING ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISE SECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY EQUIPMENT EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FISHERIES FLOW OF INFORMATION FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FOREIGN EXCHANGE FOREIGN INVESTMENT FUNDING MECHANISMS GLOBAL ECONOMY GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE BASE GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY GOVERNMENT POLICY HARMONIZATION HUMAN CAPITAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HUMAN RESOURCE HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ICT INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION FLOWS INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE INNOVATION INNOVATIONS INSPECTIONS INSTITUTION INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK INTEGRATION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS INTERNET SERVICES IT INFRASTRUCTURE KNOW-HOW KNOWLEDGE BASE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY KNOWLEDGE STRATEGIES LABOR MARKETS LABORATORIES LEARNING LIFELONG LEARNING LITERACY LIVESTOCK MEDIUM ENTERPRISES METROLOGY MOVEMENT OF GOODS NARS NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SYSTEMS NETWORKS NEW TECHNOLOGIES NEW TECHNOLOGY PEER REVIEW POLICY FORMULATION POLICY FRAMEWORK POLICY FRAMEWORKS PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS PRIVATE SECTOR PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION PRODUCTIVITY PROGRAMS PROJECT MANAGEMENT QUALITY ASSURANCE QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEMS R&D REGULATORY FRAMEWORK RESEARCH CAPACITY RESEARCH CENTERS RESEARCH EVALUATION RESEARCH INSTITUTES RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS RESEARCH PROGRAMS RESEARCH RESULTS RESEARCH SECTOR RESEARCHERS RESULT RURAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOLS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE EDUCATION SCIENCE RESEARCH SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE SCIENTIFIC LITERACY SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SCIENTIST SCIENTISTS SEMICONDUCTOR SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY SEMICONDUCTORS SOCIAL SCIENCES STANDARDIZATION SUPERVISION TARGETS TAX INCENTIVES TEACHER TEACHING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TECHNICAL EDUCATION TECHNICAL SKILLS TECHNICAL STANDARDS TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITY TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION TECHNOLOGICAL SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES TECHNOLOGY SECTOR TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERS TELECOMMUNICATIONS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES TERTIARY EDUCATION TRAINING NEEDS TRANSACTION UNIVERSAL ACCESS UNIVERSITIES UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES USER USER GROUPS WIRELESS WIRELESS SERVICES WORKERS WORLD TRADE
65
0

Attachments [ 0 ]

There are no files associated with this item.

More Details

Washington, DC
Middle East and North Africa | Jordan | Lebanon | Syrian Arab Republic
2014-08-14T20:24:12Z | 2014-08-14T20:24:12Z | 2009-06-15

In the last five decades, there has been a rapid growth in the effort to coordinate scientific research. Improvements and advances in science and technology are now considered a major force in accelerating growth and improving living standards. Though technological progress can arise from accidental discoveries, it is crucially dependent on intentional investments of resources (be they human/intellectual or financial) by governments, profit-seeking firms and individuals as well as various institutions (academic, research and so on). Research and technological advances can be driven by various motives (from military purposes to the pursue of fame), but the catalytic role of commercial returns and economic incentives to industrial innovation cannot be overrated. Approximately 80 per cent of all R&D is conducted in developed economies. In turn, some of the knowledge of these countries flows into and creates the stimulus for new ideas in less developed and less R&D intensive economies through technology transfers. The degree of R&D intensity in an economy is determined by a number of factors that range from macroeconomic stability and sound public policies, to the development of human capital and an openness to ideas. In a constantly changing international environment, countries need to find their own ways to innovative in order to remain competitive. Even resource abundant economies are now seeking to diversify economic resources, and an important aspect of this drive is building the capacity to tap into a continuously growing stock of global knowledge and, in doing do, tailoring it to meet local needs.

Comments

(Leave your comments here about this item.)

Item Analytics

Select desired time period