Working Papers

  • 11-February-2005


    The Service Economy in OECD Countries (STI Working Paper 2005/3)

    The service sector accounts for about 70% of aggregate production and employment in OECD economies and continues to grow. Countries differ, however, in the role and performance of the service sector. This paper examines the performance of the services sector across OECD countries.

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  • 9-February-2005


    Impact of Patent Cooperation Treaty Data on EPO Patent Statistics and Improving the Timeliness of EPO Indicators (STI Working Paper 2005/2)

    This paper analyses the impact of the PCT data on the European Patent Office (EPO) patent statistics, and explores methods to improve the timeliness of the EPO indicators by estimating the number of PCT applications which enter the EPO regional phase.

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  • 8-February-2005


    Promoting Intellectual Property Rights Policy and Enforcement in China (STI Working Paper 2005/1)

    This report summarises two policy dialogues that the OECD organised with China in 2004. These dialogues aimed at assisting China in its efforts to further improve IPR policy and enforcement by sharing the experience of OECD countries on a range of issues of special relevance and interest to China.

  • 18-January-2005

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    Next generation network development in OECD countries (STI Digital Economy Paper 89)

    Over the last several years, a number of the major network operators have put in place network upgrade plans to implement next generation networks (NGN).

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  • 6-janvier-2005


    Les TIC, le commerce électronique et les PME

    Les moyens de connexion aux technologies de l’information et des communications sont très largement répandus. Comme c’est le cas pour toutes les technologies, les petites entreprises adoptent les nouvelles TIC moins rapidement que les grandes.

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  • 5-janvier-2005


    Compétences et emploi dans le domaine des TIC

    Ce rapport fait partie intégrante des Perspectives des technologies de l’information de l’OCDE 2004. Il inaugure une prochaine série de rapports qui examineront la distribution de l’emploi qualifié en TIC dans l’économie ...

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  • 4-January-2005

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    ICT, E-Business and SMEs (STI Digital Economy Paper 88)

    The main policy directions derived from the analysis are to foster appropriate business environments for e-business and ICT uptake, and target programmes to overcome market failures to the extent that they are needed in particular areas.

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  • 23-December-2004


    Highly Skilled Labour and International Mobility in South America (STI Working Paper 2004/10)

    This paper presents the main trends in respect of the supply of human resources in science and technology (HRST) in Latin America and the international mobility of its highly skilled labour.

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  • 8-October-2004


    Handbook on Hedonic Indexes and Quality Adjustments in Price Indexes: Special Application to Information Technology Products (STI Working Paper 2004/9)

    This handbook reviews the methods employed in price indexes to adjust for quality change: “conventional” quality adjustment methods and hedonic price indexes.

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  • 14-September-2004

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    Development of third-generation mobile services in the OECD (STI Digital Economy Paper 85)

    The commercialisation of Third Generation (3G) mobile services in the OECD has been delayed for a number of reasons. These include the delay in delivery of 3G terminal equipment, other technological problems and the financial crises affecting the telecommunications industry

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