Working Papers


  • 1-April-2009

    English

    Who Licenses Out Patents and Why? Lessons from a Business Survey (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2009/5)

    Results and analysis of a business survey on the licensing-out of patents. The goal was to investigate the intensity of licensing to affiliated and non-affiliated companies, its evolution, the characteristics, motivations and obstacles met by companies licensing or willing to license.

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  • 2-March-2009

    English

    Towards Harmonised Bilateral Trade Data for Inter-Country Input-Output Analyses: Statistical Issues (STI Working Paper 2009/4)

    This paper discusses the challenges faced when attempting to construct appropriate bilateral trade matrices using annual data collected by the OECD and United Nations, as well as national sources.

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  • 10-February-2009

    English

    The Measurement of CO2 Embodiments in International Trade: Evidence from the Harmonised Input-Output and Bilateral Trade Database (STI Working Paper 2009/3)

    This study addresses the issue of carbon embodiments in trade using internationally comparable OECD data sources (input-output, bilateral goods trade and CO2 emissions) for 41 countries/regions by 17 industries.

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  • 3-February-2009

    English

    OECD Work on Innovation: A Stocktaking of Existing Work (STI Working Paper 2009/2)

    This paper draws on OECD work from the last 10 years to provide an overview of “what we know” about good policy practices for innovation. It forms part of the first phase of the OECD Innovation Strategy.

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  • 16-January-2009

    English

    Measuring China's Innovation System: National Specificities and International Comparisons (STI Working Paper 2009/1)

    This paper discusses actors and resources in China's science and innovation system, science & technology performance and general purpose technologies. It provided input to the OECD Review of China's Innovation Policy. An annex assesses international comparability of China's S&T indicators.

  • 12-January-2009

    English

    The influence of market development and policies on telecommunication investment (STI Digital Economy Paper 151)

    This paper assembles some evidence on developments in investment by incumbent and alternative telecommunications operators during the period 2000-2005.

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  • 30-December-2008

    English

    Fostering Entrepreneurship for Innovation (STI Working Paper 2008/5)

    This paper presents the role of entrepreneurship policies in supporting innovation in four OECD countries. It consists of a synthesis report based on the findings of country case studies on Korea, Mexico, Norway and Turkey. The case studies are appended to the synthesis report.

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  • 17-December-2008

    English

    Open Innovation in a Global Perspective: What Do Existing Data Tell Us? (STI Working Paper 2008/4)

    This paper presents different indicators using existing data on R&D investments, innovation survey data, patent data and data on licensing, illustrating the increasing importance and the different characteristics of open innovation across companies, industries and countries.

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  • 2-December-2008

    English

    The Geography of Inventive Activities in OECD Regions (STI Working Paper 2008/3)

    This working paper reflects an initial analysis using a pioneering new OECD database. It is among the first systematic attempts to analyse comparatively the distribution of innovative activity across OECD regions with a set of homogenous measures.

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  • 18-June-2008

    English

    RFID guidance and reports (STI Digital Economy Paper 150)

    This report contains policy and practical guidance principles to enhance business and consumer benefits from the use of RFID while proactively taking into account information security and privacy issues.

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