Working Papers


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.

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15-May-2012

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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).

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.

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?

25-January-2011

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Workforce Skills and Innovation: An Overview of Major Themes in the Literature (Joint STI/CERI Working Paper)

This paper gives an account of the main approaches, debates and evidence in the literature on the role of workforce skills in the innovation process in developed economies. It also describes and quantifies the diversity of skills and occupations involved in specific types of innovation activities.

26-March-2010

English

Careers of Doctorate Holders: Employment and Mobility Patterns (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2010/4)

This paper presents the results of the first large-scale data collection conducted in the framework of the OECD/UNESCO Institute for Statistics/Eurostat project on the Careers of Doctorate Holders (CDH).

19-March-2010

English

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Financial Market Cycles (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2010/3)

This paper reviews evidence of the relationship between innovation and entrepreneurship. It then turns to understanding the consequences of market cycles and the economic crisis and discusses implications for programmes to encourage financing for entrepreneurs and venture capital.

15-February-2010

English

Insight into Different Types of Patent Families (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2010/2)

What are patent families? What is the impact of adopting one definition or another? Are some definitions of patent families better suited than others for certain uses in statistical and economic analysis?

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