Policy makers everywhere want to know about the social and economic impacts of ICT. The aim of this paper is to examine statistical issues associated with their measurement and to suggest areas for future work.
This document presents the three main components of a collaborative project on careers of doctorate holders: 1) the methodological guidelines; 2) a core model questionnaire and instruction manual; and 3) output indicator tables used for reporting data at the international level.
This conference considered innovation in the software sector from an economic perspective, taking into account the factors that drive innovation, including key framework conditions.
Over the last decade, Chile has been the most successful Latin American country in reducing the per capita income gap compared to the advanced countries. Chile now needs to further strengthen some institutional pillars of an efficient market-oriented economy, notably its innovation system.
Bringing together over 200 internationally comparable quality indicators to explore the progress of national innovation strategies and recent developments in science, technology and industry.
This paper quantifies and examines the contribution of capital, labour and multifactor productivity (MFP) to GDP growth and analyses the role of measurement of capital and labour inputs for the MFP estimate, using a comprehensive growth accounting exercise for 14 OECD countries.
This study aims at designing simple but robust methods that would enable to "nowcast", i.e. forecast the present (or the recent past), in order to improve the timeliness of patent indicators.
The focus at the OECD on industrial biotechnology is to identify the potential contribution of biotechnology to sustainable growth and development, and identify and appraise policy options for supply and demand side interventions that can drive efficient transition towards bio-based economy.
This comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of South Africa focuses on the role of government, and provides concrete recommendations on how to improve policies which impact on innovation performance, including R&D policies.
The conference, to be held in Dublin on 2 November 2007, will focus upon the emerging discipline of nanotoxicology and its implications to the broader nanotechnology community. Particular emphasis will be given to the food, environment and medical sectors. The conference will bring together a number of international leaders in the area of nanotoxicology and represents the first conference on this novel topic to be held in Ireland. It