Working Papers


  • 19-December-2012

    English

    Mixed Modes of Innovation: An Empiric Approach to Capturing Firms’ Innovation Behaviour (STI Working Paper 2012/6)

    This study uses exploratory data analysis techniques to develop typologies of innovation modes or strategies for groups of firms. Analysing micro-level survey data from 18 countries we identify five innovation modes. The coherence and relevance of the innovation modes is tested by using them as explanatory factors in equations explaining economic performance.

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  • 12-December-2012

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    Environmental Innovation in Germany - Environment Working Paper No. 53

    This paper reviews the recent experience of Germany in encouraging innovation to reduce negative environmental impacts of economic activity. The essence of the German approach to policy-induced environmental innovation is discussed in the context of changing policy objectives, and illustrated with selected examples from waste management, renewable energy and transportation.

  • 29-November-2012

    English

    Strengthening innovation in the United States

    The US innovation system has many strengths, including world class research universities and firms that thrive in innovation-intensive sectors.

  • 26-November-2012

    English

    Climate Mitigation and Adaptation in Africa: Evidence from Patent Data - Environment Working Paper No. 50

    This paper presents comparative data on innovation in selected climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies in the context of Africa. Such analysis informs policy aimed at encouraging international technology transfer and development of domestic innovation capacities.

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  • 6-November-2012

    English

    Unleashing business innovation in Canada

    This paper discusses how to improve Canada’s business innovation in order to boost labour productivity and output growth. Many general framework conditions are highly favourable to business risk taking and innovation, including macro stability, openness, strong human capital, low corporate tax rates, low barriers to firm entry and flexible labour markets.

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  • 24-May-2012

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    New Sources of Growth: Knowledge-Based Capital Driving Investment and Productivity in the 21st Century - Interim Project Findings

    This project aims to provide evidence of the economic value of knowledge-based capital as a new source of growth and improve understanding of current and emerging challenges for policy.

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  • 24-May-2012

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    Modes of Public Funding of Research and Development: Towards Internationally Comparable Indicators (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2012/4)

    This paper presents the results of data collection across 18 countries and demonstrates that it is possible to produce new policy relevant indicators on public funding of R&D. Initial findings highlight interesting differences across countries in terms of their approaches to R&D funding.

  • 15-May-2012

    English

    Open Educational Resources - Analysis of Responses to the OECD Country Questionnaire (EDU Working Paper 76)

    OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) has worked on Open Educational Resources (OER) in the past, which led to the publication Giving Knowledge for Free – the Emergence of Open Educational Resources (2007).

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  • 13-April-2012

    English

    Measuring the Internet: The Data Challenge (OECD Digital Economy Paper 194)

    Measuring the economic and social impacts of the Internet presents several challenges. This working paper reviews the rapidly changing nature of the Internet, the need for more granular data in order to understand its complexity, and the phenomenon of big data.

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  • 21-March-2012

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    Guidelines for quality provision in cross-border higher education: where do we stand?

    Guidelines for quality provision in cross-border higher education: where do we stand?

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