Glossary:Abroad sector - R & D

From Statistics Explained

The abroad sector consists of:

  • all institutions and individuals located outside the political frontiers of a country, except vehicles, ships, aircraft and space satellites operated by domestic entities and testing grounds acquired by such entities;
  • all international organisations (except business enterprises), including facilities and operations within the country's borders.

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Statistical data


  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), "Frascati Manual 2002: The measurement of scientific and technological activities - Proposed Standard Practice for Surveys on Research and Experimental Development", OECD, Paris, 2002 - pdf