Research and analysis

Future manufacturing: knowledge sources

Report on the importance of direct and indirect knowledge sources in the UK manufacturing sector.



This report looks at the importance of investment in knowledge to productivity and competitiveness in the UK manufacturing sector. It considers in-house research and development as well as benefits from other parties’ investment in knowledge, so-called ‘knowledge spillovers’.

This review was commissioned as part of the Foresight project on the future of manufacturing in the UK.

Published 30 October 2013