8101.0 - Innovation and Technology Update (Newsletter), Nov 2001  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/11/2001   
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ABS is developing a statistical framework for measuring the Knowledge Based Economy and Society. We expect to publish an Information Paper on the framework early in 2002.

The current draft has five dimensions. Each dimension is described by several characteristics and each characteristic is associated with one or more statistical indicators.

Following release of the Information Paper, we hope to receive feedback on whether the framework is considered by the expert community to be conceptually and methodologically sound, as well as whether the proposed indicators are appropriate.

No final decision has yet been made on dissemination of information from the framework. A publishing strategy will be included in the Information Paper and feedback on the strategy would be appreciated.