Working Papers


  • 6-June-2008

    English

    The OECD REGPAT Database: A Presentation (STI Working Paper 2008/2)

    This database presents patent data linked to regions according to the addresses of the applicants and inventors. The data have been regionalised at a very detailed level so that more than 2000 regions are covered across OECD countries.

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  • 19-December-2007

    English

    Mapping Careers and Mobility of Doctorate Holders: Draft Guidelines, Model Questionnaire and Indicators (STI Working Paper 2007/6)

    This document presents the three main components of a collaborative project on careers of doctorate holders: 1) the methodological guidelines; 2) a core model questionnaire and instruction manual; and 3) output indicator tables used for reporting data at the international level.

  • 12-October-2007

    English

    Nowcasting Patent Indicators (STI Working Paper 2007/3)

    This study aims at designing simple but robust methods that would enable to "nowcast", i.e. forecast the present (or the recent past), in order to improve the timeliness of patent indicators.

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  • 14-June-2007

    English

    Capturing Nanotechnology's Current State of Development via Analysis of Patents (STI Working Paper 2007/4)

    This paper aims to capture current inventive activities in nanotechnologies based on the analysis of patent applications to the European Patent Office (EPO).

  • 6-February-2007

    English

    Labour Market Characteristics and International Mobility of Doctorate Holders: Results for Seven Countries (STI Working Paper 2007/2)

    This paper presents the results of a first data collection on the main demographic, educational, labour market and mobility patterns of doctoral graduates for seven countries.

  • 31-January-2007

    English

    Capturing the Evolving Nature of Science, the Development of New Scientific Indicators and the Mapping of Science (STI Working Paper 2007/1)

    The mapping of knowledge is increasingly recognised as a new, evolving area of research. The aim of this study is to map current trends in scientific activities with a view to better understanding and tracking the changing nature of science.

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  • 27-October-2006

    English

    The Changing Nature of Manufacturing in OECD Economies (STI Working Paper 2006/9)

    This paper examines the extent to which manufacturing output and employment are declining in OECD countries and explores possible causes.

  • 28-July-2006

    English

    Sources of Knowledge and Productivity: How Robust is the Relationship? (STI Working Paper 2006/6)

    This paper estimates domestic productivity relationships for a sample of 16 OECD countries through probably the most general specification yet.

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  • 22-May-2006

    English

    Tax Treatment of Business Investments in Intellectual Assets: An International Comparison (STI Working Paper 2006/4)

    This paper examines the tax treatment of corporate expenditures on selected intellectual assets and develops an indicator of the relative generosity of tax systems in OECD countries to such investments.

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  • 31-August-2005

    English

    The Contribution of Foreign Affilliates to Productivity Growth: Evidence from OECD Countries (STI Working Paper 2005/8)

    This study quantifies the contribution of foreign affiliates to productivity growth using a growth accounting approach and compares the presence of foreign affiliates across OECD countries. The analysis confirms that foreign affiliates can make an important contribution to productivity growth.

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