Despite the fact that technology is embodied in human as well as physical capital and that interactions among technically trained people are critical to innovation and technology diffusion, data on scientists, engineers and other professionals have not been adequately exploited to illuminate the productivity of and changing patterns in innovation. STEP convened a workshop to examine how data on qualifications and career paths, mobility, cross sector relationships, and the structure of work in firms could shed light on issues of research productivity, interactions among private and public sector institutions, and other aspects of innovation.
Table of Contents
|1. What Role for Human Resource Data in Tracking Information?||3-10|
|2. Principal Sources of Human Resource Data||11-20|
|3. Research Applications of Human Resource Data||21-27|
|4. Enhancing the Utility of Human Resource Data||28-31|
|Appendix A: Workshop Program||35-38|
|Appendix B: Workshop Participants||39-42|
|Appendix C: 'Using Human Resource Data to Illuminate Innovation and Research Utilization' by Paula Stephen||43-68|
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