Definition: Technological payments and receipts
Foreign direct investment
Technological payments and receipts correspond to four types of transactions between countries:
1. Technology transfers (patents, unpatented inventions, licences linked to patents, know-how).
2. Transfers of design (sales, licences, franchises), trademarks and patterns.
3. Provision of technical services (technical and engineering studies, and technical assistance).
4. Provision of industrial R&D.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), "Measuring Globalisation. OECD Handbook on Economic Globalisation Indicators (2005 Edition)", Paris, 2005