Definition: Worldwide TPP innovation
R & D - Oslo Manual
Worldwide TPP innovation occurs the very first time a new or improved product or process is implemented. Firm-only TPP innovation occurs when a firm implements a new or improved product or process which is technologically novel for the unit concerned but is already implemented in other firms and industries.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat), "The measurement of scientific and technological activities: proposed guidelines for collecting and interpreting technological innovation data: Oslo manual)", Paris, 1997, p. 52