Working Papers


  • 16-June-2005

    English

    Biometric-based technologies (STI Digital Economy Paper 101)

    This report is intended to provide an understanding of the benefits and limitations of biometric-based technologies. It also includes information on existing privacy and security methodologies for assessing biometrics.

  • 15-June-2005

    English

    Case Studies of Successful Companies in the Services Sector and Lessons for Public Policy (STI Working Paper 2005/7)

    This review of 14 case studies of large international services firms shows factors common to their success and highlights the importance of internal factors, such as organisation of work, entrepreneurial management, worker motivation and company culture, which can differ considerably between firms.

  • 13-June-2005

    English

    OECD Report on Digital Music: Opportunities and Challenges (STI Digital Economy Paper 100)

    Unauthorised sharing of copyrighted works and new commercial digital delivery possibilities have thus far been a disruptive technology for the music industry. Still, the outlook for the music market in 2005 is positive due to rapidly increasing sales of (mobile) digital music services.

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  • 31-May-2005

    English

    Dynamics of Biotechnology Research and Industry in India: Statistics, Perspectives and Key Policy Issues (STI Working Paper 2005/6)

    This paper provides an inventory of biotechnology data collection in India, including an assessment of how the need for biotechnology-related statistics is being addressed. It also presents an overview of the status of biotechnology in India, with a focus on the agricultural and health sectors.

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  • 30-May-2005

    English

    Measuring the Interaction Between Manufacturing and Services (STI Working Paper 2005/5)

    This paper examines the interaction between services and manufacturing using several types of data and shows that the distinction between manufacturing and services is blurring. It also shows that a growing share of workers in the manufacturing sector is engaged in services-related occupations.

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  • 25-May-2005

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    Spam Issues in Developing Countries (OECD Digital Economy Paper 99)

    After an overview of general issues relating to spam, this report suggests possible technical and legislative solutions adapted to developing countries, focusing on the fundamental role of Internet Service Providers.

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  • 17-May-2005

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    Online computer and video games (STI Digital Economy Paper 98)

    The computer and video game industry study analyses changing value chains and business models, prospects and challenges for off-line consoles and PCs and online and wireless games.

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  • 17-May-2005

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    Digital Broadband Content: Mobile Content

    Mobile content is increasingly available over mobile platforms and mobile networks. Most common applications are music and games. This study analyses development of mobile digital content value chains and business models, drivers of mobile content dissemination and identifies policy issues.

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  • 22-April-2005

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    New Perspectives on ICT Skills and Employment (STI Digital Economy Paper 96)

    This report provides an overview of ICT skills and employment across OECD economies and analyses some of the impacts on economic performance. It presents a new approach to capturing the diffusion of ICTs in the economy.

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  • 20-April-2005

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    Secondary markets for spectrum: policy issues (STI Digital Economy Paper 95)

    Many countries are grappling with spectrum reform in a climate of rapid technological change, convergence and relentlessly growing spectrum demand.

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