Management Research Seminar Series presents: "Science, Technology and Innovation: Challenges for Measurement and Analysis "

Friday, November 25, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This presentation provides an overview of the conceptual frameworks employed to measure science, technology and innovation (ST&I). It catalogues international concepts and definitions used in developing statistical measures. An overview of Statistics Canada’s ST&I data sources leads into a discussion of researcher micro data access. Throughout the presentation, challenges in developing internationally comparable data as well as tips on how to employ the statistical indicators will be provided. 

Friday, November 25, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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About the speaker

Louise Earl manages the Private Sector Science and Innovation Section of Investment, Science and Technology Division, Statistics Canada. Her current pre-occupations include indicators of research and development activities, innovation and business strategy in the private sector. Louise is currently a co-chair of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators. She is actively involved with the on-going review by member countries of the OECD’s Oslo Manual, Guidelines for Collecting and Interpreting Innovation Data (2005). She previously contributed to the revision process of Frascati Manual 2015, Proposed Standard Practice for Surveys on Research and Experimental Development. The topics of her research works include determining measurements of impacts of science, technology and innovation; organisational and technological change in the public and private sectors; indicators of growth firms; information sharing by businesses and the public sector; knowledge management practices; household e-commerce and health care spending and measuring wage gaps in the workplace. Ms. Earl has a Bachelor of Arts degree with first class honours from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Arts from Queen’s University. 

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