Reports


  • 16-July-2008

    English, , 956kb

    Mathematics in Industry

    This report contains findings emphasising the significant (and largely unrealised) potential of applying advanced mathematics to modern industrial problems. Mechanisms of proven efficacy are described, for implementation by universities, institutes, companies and government agencies.

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  • 25-June-2008

    English

    The Economic Impact of Counterfeiting and Piracy

    Responding to concerns of governments and the business community, this study develops and applies a rigorous methodology to estimate the incidence of counterfeit and pirated items in world trade.

  • 23-June-2008

    English, , 204kb

    Selected Initiatives and Instruments Relevant to Corporate Social Responsibility

    An overview of the unique status and characteristics of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy and the UN Global Compact. These instruments complement privately-developed corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and are key expressions of the broader systems of public and private governance from which the private

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  • 16-June-2008

    English

    The Internationalisation of Business R&D: Evidence, Impacts and Implications

    Intensified global competition has forced companies to innovate and develop commercially viable products and services faster. This report brings together the empirical evidence on the internationalisation of business research and development.

  • 11-June-2008

    English

    Staying Competitive in the Global Economy: Compendium of Studies on Global Value Chains

    "Staying Competitive in the Global Economy" brings together several studies on globalisation. The work aimed at strengthening the evidence base on globalisation of value chains, which should ultimately enable the development of policies to address key concerns.

  • 27-May-2008

    English, , 148kb

    Proportionality of security-related investment instruments: A survey of practices

    Proportionality is one of the three principles that participants in the “Freedom of Investment, National Security and ‘Strategic’ Industries” project agreed should guide investment policy measures addressing national security concerns. This paper aims to support dialogue about proportionality at the OECD Roundtables on Freedom of Investment, as well as summarising responses to a questionnaire on proportionality.

  • 27-May-2008

    English, , 272kb

    Protection of 'critical infrastructure' and the role of investment policies relating to national security

    The OECD Freedom of Investment project provides a forum for discussing how governments can reconcile their duty to safeguard the essential security interests of their people with the need to protect and expand an open international investment system. Critical infrastructure has received special attention in recent changes to national investment policies in some countries. This paper reviews the role of investment policies in broader

  • 27-May-2008

    English, , 215kb

    Transparency and predictability for investment policies addressing national security concerns: A survey of practices

    Transparency is the cornerstone of a well-functioning regulatory process. Countries participating in the “Freedom of Investment” project have exchanged experiences and ideas about the transparency and predictability of security-related reviews of foreign investment proposals. This paper summarises the findings of these discussions.

  • 19-May-2008

    English, , 746kb

    Intellectual Assets and Value Creation: Synthesis Report

    Intellectual assets are central to value creation, economic growth and competitiveness in a modern economy. Building on these issues, this brochure provides an integrated perspective on recent OECD work covering three dimensions: macro, regional and firm-level.

  • 15-May-2008

    English

    Report on the Implementation of the European Charter for Small Enterprises in the Western Balkans: 2007 SME Policy Index

    The SME Policy Index 2007 presents the first comprehensive and comparative assessment of progress made in implementing the Charter.

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