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.
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.
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.
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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).
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.
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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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.
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.
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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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