Technicians by sector of employment

Definition

Number of persons whose main tasks require technical knowledge and experience in one or more fields of engineering, physical and life sciences, or social sciences and humanities (they participate in R&D by performing scientific and technical tasks involving the application of concepts and operational methods, normally under the supervision of researchers), broken down by the sectors they are employed in (business enterprise, government, higher education and private non-profit organizations).

Source definition

Adapted from OECD (2002), Frascati Manual: Proposed Standard Practice for Surveys on Research and Experimental Development, §163, 184, 194, 206 and 306.