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At the bottom of the top, Australia and the 2013 Global Innovation Index

By Tim Mazzarol

The Global Innovation Index (GII) for 2013 has recently been published and once again Australia finds it is at the bottom of the top.

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The GII is a global comparative study of 142 countries undertaken each year by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

As shown in the diagram below Australia is ranked within the global innovation leaders’ group. This is based on Australia’s GII scores and gross domestic product (GDP) per capita expressed in purchasing power parity dollars (PPP$).


2013 GII Scores and GDP per capita in PPP$ Global Innovation Index 2013

It can be seen that Australia falls...

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