South Korea tops the charts in research and developmentBloomberg.
South Korea topped the international charts in R&D intensity, value-added manufacturing and patent activity and with top-five rankings in high-tech density, higher education and researcher concentration. Scant progress in improving its productivity score – now number 32 in the world – helps explain why South Korea’s lead narrowed in the past year.
Silver medal winner Sweden owes most of its rise to improvement in the manufacturing value-added metric, while Nordic neighbour Finland jumped two spots in large part because of the rise of high-tech firms in the country. Norway held its number 14 spot from last year.
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