Working Papers

  • 5-April-2005


    Potential offshoring of ICT-intensive using occupations

    Services are increasingly tradable, mainly as a result of rapid technological advances, in particular in information and communication technologies, and continuing liberalisation of trade in services.

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  • 22-March-2005


    Status and Overview of Official ICT Indicators for China (STI Working Paper 2005/4)

    This paper examines the state of official ICT statistics in China and tries to assess ICT development in China from the information currently available.

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  • 23-February-2005

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    Regulatory Reform as a Tool for Bridging the Digital Divide (STI Digital Economy Paper 90)

    This paper examines one narrow aspect of the digital divide, the effects of regulatory reform on telecommunication networks. While regulatory reform is only one part of the global digital divide problem, it can play a key role in helping telecommunication markets bridge some of the gaps.

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  • 18-January-2005

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    Next generation network development in OECD countries (STI Digital Economy Paper 89)

    Over the last several years, a number of the major network operators have put in place network upgrade plans to implement next generation networks (NGN).

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  • 4-January-2005

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    ICT, E-Business and SMEs (STI Digital Economy Paper 88)

    The main policy directions derived from the analysis are to foster appropriate business environments for e-business and ICT uptake, and target programmes to overcome market failures to the extent that they are needed in particular areas.

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  • 3-January-2005


    ICT Skills and Employment (STI Digital Economy Paper 87)

    This report, part of the 2004 OECD IT Outlook, is the first in a series looking at the distribution of ICT skilled employment in the economy, various ways in which ICT skills needs can be satisfied, and the role of ICT-skilled employment in international services sourcing, or offshoring.

  • 1-December-2004


    ICT, E-business and Small and Medium Enterprises (STI Digital Economy Paper 86)

    Information and communication technology (ICT) connectivity (PCs and Internet) is very widespread in businesses of all sizes.

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  • 8-October-2004


    Handbook on Hedonic Indexes and Quality Adjustments in Price Indexes: Special Application to Information Technology Products (STI Working Paper 2004/9)

    This handbook reviews the methods employed in price indexes to adjust for quality change: “conventional” quality adjustment methods and hedonic price indexes.

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  • 14-September-2004

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    Development of third-generation mobile services in the OECD (STI Digital Economy Paper 85)

    The commercialisation of Third Generation (3G) mobile services in the OECD has been delayed for a number of reasons. These include the delay in delivery of 3G terminal equipment, other technological problems and the financial crises affecting the telecommunications industry

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  • 13-July-2004

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    Generic top level domain names: market development and allocation issues (STI Digital Economy Paper 84)

    The Domain Name System’s need to have unique identifiers, and a consequent need for there to be a single registry for each name, means that any registry can exercise a degree of monopoly power over the domain for which it has responsibility.

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