Definition: Abroad sector
This sector consists of:
- All institutions and individuals located outside the political frontiers of a country, except vehicles, ships, aircraft and space satellites operated by domestic entities and testing grounds acquired by such entities.
- All international organisations (except business enterprises), including facilities and operations within the country's borders.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), "Frascati Manual 2002: The measurement of scientific and technological activities - Proposed Standard Practice for Surveys on Research and Experimental Development", OECD, Paris, 2002