Definition of Innovation - Document on links OM2018_ISO279

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    Co-operation between the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on the Definition of Innovation

    for Innovation Management and Statistical Measurement


    Fred Gault, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, The Netherlands, and the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI), Tshwane, South Africa

    Magnus Hakvåg, House of Knowledge, Trondheim, Norway


    This paper presents changes made in the ongoing work on an international standard for innovation management by the ISO and on the definition of innovation for statistical measurement purposes by the OECD. These changes ensure that the two definitions of innovation are related and not in conflict with one another. This is an example of international organisations collaborating to ensure a coherent outcome.