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Rapid technological advances in information and communication technologies and their widespread diffusion have led some to speculate about "frictionless" economies where transaction costs are nearly zero, barriers to entry and contestability disappear and markets clear instantly.
This paper describes the methods used to classify the OECD countries' industrial sectors and manufactures by level of technology, and presents the resulting classifications.
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Convergence between different telecommunication and broadcasting infrastructures and services is increasingly raising challenges for regulatory frameworks and may require adjustment in view of emerging services.
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The Domain Name System (DNS) maps Internet addresses and is a necessary element enabling communication routing to function. While some may view the DNS as a narrow technical issue its implications for GII-GIS are extremely important.
Ce rapport qui s’apparente aux documents techniques des manuels de l’OCDE pour la mesure des activités de R-D ("famille Frascati") présente les principes de la bibliométrie et leurs applications à l’analyse des systèmes de recherche.
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This report describes the framework conditions necessary for the favourable development of global electronic commerce and the action required by governments at national and international level.
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The purpose of this report is to outline the issues associated with measuring electronic commerce, propose an initial framework and begin to compare the disparate data so as to form a mosaic which gives a clearer quantitative picture of the current status and future direction of electronic commerce
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This report elaborates recommendations for OECD economies aimed at facilitating the transition from closed markets with no, or limited competition in the telecommunication and broadcasting areas, to open and dynamic markets.
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The purpose of this paper is to examine and highlight policy implications of developments taking place in new technologies which are impacting on international telecommunication prices and the accounting rate and settlements system, used by telec...
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Chapter 5 of the 1997 Information Technology Outlook