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Definition: Acquisition of embodied technology

Frascati Manual

Acquisition of embodied technology covers acquisition of machinery and equipment with a technological content connected to either product or process innovations introduced by the firm.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), "Main Definitions and Conventions for the Measurement of Research and Experimental Development (R&D). A Summary of the Frascati Manual 1993", OECD, Paris, 1994, p.5