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  • 17-May-2017

    English

    Changing the face of start-ups: Why diversity is not a nice-to-have but a must-have

    How can we build a global economy driven by innovation when half the population is missing out on the action? The short answer is, we can’t.

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  • 5-May-2017

    English

    US manufacturing decline and the rise of new production innovation paradigms

    Between 2000 and 2010, US manufacturing experienced a nightmare. The number of manufacturing jobs in the United States, which had been relatively stable at 17 million since 1965, declined by one third in that decade, falling by 5.8 million to below 12 million in 2010 (returning to just 12.3 million in 2016). Certainly, the 2007–08 recession accelerated the disruption, but the causes were also structural, not simply financial.

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  • 27-October-2016

    English

    Space and innovation: the next frontier

    Space-based technologies are now as much a part of everyday life as electricity or running water. A range of activities from paying with a smart card to playing Pokémon Go use satellite networks to transmit data or get a positioning signal.

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  • 17-October-2016

    English

    Innovation and complexity - Insights blog

    Economists working at the OECD were pioneers of a new approach that saw innovation not as something linear but as an ecosystem involving interactions among existing knowledge, research, and invention; potential markets; and the production process.

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  • 1-juillet-2016

    Français

    Économie numérique : un futur meilleur à portée de main ?

    L’économie numérique est une réalité. Elle gagne chaque jour un peu plus de terrain, parfois avec des résultats surprenants. À l’heure où se tiennent des réunions ministérielles majeures, à Paris et à Cancún, les dirigeants ne doivent pas douter de leur rôle décisif dans la concrétisation du potentiel de l’économie numérique au service de la productivité et de l’inclusivité.

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  • 24-June-2016

    English

    Tax challenges, disruption and the digital economy

    While the digital economy cannot be separated out from the rest of the economy, it is equally clear that some specific features of the digital economy may exacerbate the risks of base erosion and profit shifting for tax purposes–namely mobility (e.g. intangibles, business functions), reliance on data (and other forms of user input), network effects, and the spread of multi-sided business models.

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  • 10-June-2016

    English

    Digital Transformation in Chile: A roadmap to strengthen its governance

    Chile has established itself as a regional leader and has been rapidly closing the gap with other OECD countries in the field of digital government.

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  • 3-June-2016

    English

    Digital innovation – what does it really mean?

    Digitalisation of goods and services destroys established business models and disrupts existing value chains. New value chains emerge. This is often called disruptive innovation.

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  • 30-mai-2016

    Français

    Pour une révolution numérique inclusive

    L’innovation numérique est une opportunité pour les pouvoirs publics, les entreprises, les citoyens transformant les rapports qu’ils entretiennent entre eux. Les nouveaux outils numériques bouleversent les relations institutionnelles et le fonctionnement de la société, au bénéfice du « pouvoir d’agir » de chacun, de sa capacité à participer et à contribuer à la décision et à la production.

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  • 4-April-2016

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    Disruptive innovation and competition in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Disruptive innovation is redefining markets around the world and the Latin American and Caribbean region is no exception. In the run-up to the Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum in Mexico-City on 12-13 April 2016, this article looks at the competition enforcement challenges and advocacy opportunities around disruptive innovations in the region.

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