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The objective of this report is to summarise key developments pertaining to steelmaking raw material markets and policies by bringing together work conducted recently under the auspices of the OECD Steel Committee. The report is organised around two broad areas: market issues and government policies.
Mobile providers have garnered a very large share of traditional services, such as telephony, over the past decade. Nevertheless, mobile networks are dependent on fixed networks and could not efficiently meet the rapidly expanding demand of users without the contributions made by fixed broadband networks.
The Internet is now a fundamental infrastructure supporting the economy and is firmly in its 2nd stage of development, having evolved from a data network connecting PCs with wires to a much broader network of new portable devices from mobile phones to tablet computers. It is also on the cusp of a much larger expansion to objects that typically did not have communications capabilities: the “Internet of things” is projected to have more connections than the people using them. This raises many important socio-economic and political issues for stakeholders to consider, as economies and societies become increasingly inter-meshed.
Supported by time series data, this publication begins with an overview of trends and highlights how the Internet sector has proven to be resilient during the recent economic crisis. It then examines the various drivers and impacts of Internet use and deployment, as well as emerging technologies, broadband, e-commerce, e-health, digital content, security and privacy, and reflects on a methodology for measuring the Internet economy.
Supported by time series data, this publication begins with an overview of trends and highlights how the Internet sector has proven to be resilient during the recent economic crisis. It then examines the various drivers and impacts of Internet use and deployment, as well as emerging technologies, e-health, digital content, security and privacy, and reflects on a methodology for measuring the Internet economy.
This work seeks to quantify investment in organisational capital (OC) by looking at the task content of occupations. It relies on the literature suggesting OC to be embodied in a firm’s workforce and defines OC as those tasks performed by employees – irrespective of their occupational titles – likely to affect a firm’s medium to long-term functioning, using US Occupational Information Network (O*NET) data.
These workshops, held on 12-14 September 2012, aimed to analyze how OECD countries are fostering innovation of services for the elderly in sectors such as health and wellness, education, leisure, and urban development.
Les gouvernements peuvent-ils impulser une dynamique positive au secteur industriel ?
L'OCDE a adopté une nouvelle méthodologie pour les paniers de prix des services mobiles haut débit sans fil. Ceci s'ajoute aux paniers déjà existants pour les services vocaux (fixes et mobiles), les lignes louées et les services haut débit fixe, reflétant l'importance grandissante des services haut débit sans fil pour les ordinateurs portables, les tablettes et les smartphones.
Le financement privé de la recherche et du développement a été frappé de plein fouet par la crise économique, la quasi-totalité de des pays de l’OCDE affichant un recul des investissements susceptible de pénaliser l’innovation et la croissance à long terme, selon un nouveau rapport de l’OCDE.
This report reviews government policies and attempts to provide a better understanding of the growing market for green vehicles as well as new analytical instruments to identify measures that could be designed to foster the uptake of green cars.