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 AJIBM  Vol.9 No.11 , November 2019
On Indicators Oecd Proposes for Gauging Science & Technology
Abstract: The great number of theories of technological change witnesses a difficulty in devising and performing the crucial experiments which would allow a rational choice among alternative explanations. A preliminary step of the methodological process that must be completed to overcome such difficulty is the construction of consistent taxonomies of the S&T Indicators available to test current theories. By rationally defining sound criteria for the measurement of S&T activities, a well-founded taxonomy like that will provide scholars with clearer and better analytical instruments for theoretical discussion. As a consequence, the empirical investigation, which always ought to be closely linked with theory, could improve as well.
Cite this paper: Marchi, M. (2019) On Indicators Oecd Proposes for Gauging Science & Technology. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 9, 2078-2082. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2019.911137.
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