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Target population

All statistical units (innovators and non-innovators, for instance) in the business sector covered by the national innovation survey. This sector includes both goods-producing and services industries.
Source Definition
OECD and Eurostat (2005), Oslo Manual: Guidelines for Collecting and Interpreting Innovation Data, §425.

Population cible

Ensemble des unités statistiques (les firmes, qu’elles soient innovantes ou non innovantes, par exemple) du secteur d’activité couvert par l’enquête nationale sur l’innovation. Ce secteur comprend les industries de production de biens et de services.
Source de la définition
OCDE et Eurostat (2005), Manuel d’Oslo : Principes directeurs proposés pour le recueil et l’interprétation des données sur l’innovation, §425.

Población objetivo

Todas las unidades estadísticas (por ejemplo, innovadoras y no innovadoras) integrantes del sector industrial cubierto por la encuesta nacional de innovaciones. Este sector incluye tanto a la industria de servicios como a la productora de bienes.
Fuente(s) de la definición
OCDE y Eurostat (2005), Manual de Oslo: Directrices para la Recolección e Interpretación de Datos sobre Innovación, §425.