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In this working paper the evolution of expenditures for research and development (R&D) in Belgium, in the period 1995-2007, is compared to the evolution in ten other EU countries. R&D expenditures by companies established in Belgium evolved quite favourably up to 2001 but subsequently not only did R&D intensity in Belgium decrease but the position relative to other countries deteriorated as well. This evolution seems to be due mainly to a decline in the share of a significant number of industries in Belgium in the overall R&D expenditures of the group of countries considered, and less the result of the type of industries in which Belgian companies have specialized.
Structural studies > Productivity and long-term growth
Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > Technological Change > Management of Technological Innovation and R&D [O32]
Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > Technological Change > Government Policy [O38]