Quaderni IRCrES-CNR, (2019) vol. 4, n. 1
    pp 67-71
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Gauging Science & Technology

Mario de Marchi

CNR-IRCRES, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Ricerca sulla Crescita Economica Sostenibile, via dei Taurini 19, 00185 Roma, Italy

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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.

Keywords: Science&Technology Indicators; Oecd.

JEL codes: C10, C38, I25



How to Cite this Article

De Marchi, M. (2018). Gauging Science & Technology. Quaderni IRCrES, 4(1), 67-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.23760/2499-6661.2019.005



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