Working Papers


  • 24-September-2007

    English

    Catching up in Broadband - What will it take? (STI Digital Economy Paper 133)

    Can governments elevate their broadband performance rankings? This paper aims to identify the factors that are significant in driving broadband penetration.

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  • 25-July-2007

    English

    Report on Second Roundtable on Economics for Consumer Policy (STI Digital Economy 132)

    Report on the 2nd Roundtable on Economics for Consumer Policy, held in October 2006, to consider the economic theories of information disclosure with a focus on two major industry sectors – telecommunications and financial services.

  • 19-June-2007

    English

    Report on OECD member countries' approaches to consumer contracts (STI Digital Economy Paper 131)

    This report covers the four issues most often raised by consumer contracts: misrepresentation; the seller's duty to supply information to the consumer; suitability, or "know your customer" rules; and protection against unsolicited offers and pressure sales tactics.

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  • 29-March-2007

    English

    The Development of Policies for the Protection of Critical Information Infrastructures (CII) (STI Digital Economy Paper 130)

    The 2006 OECD study offers an analysis of the CII security policies in four countries: Canada, Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States - with a focus on the drivers for and challenges to their development.

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  • 29-March-2007

    English

    ICTs and gender (STI Digital Economy Paper 129)

    This paper shows ICT and ICT-related employment, ICT-related education and training, and ICT access and use by gender.

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  • 29-March-2007

    English

    Is China the new centre for offshoring of IT and ICT-enabled services? (STI Digital Economy Paper 128)

    This paper analyses developments in IT and ICT-enabled services offshoring to China and the potential for further growth.

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  • 23-March-2007

    English

    Fixed-Mobile Convergence: Market Developments and Policy Issues (STI Digital Economy Paper 127)

    This paper provides an overview of the evolution towards fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) and of some related regulatory and policy issues such as numbering and interconnection.

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  • 6-February-2007

    English

    Mobile Multiple Play: New Service Pricing and Policy Implications (STI Digital Economy Paper 126)

    This paper provides an overview of the evolution in mobile multiple play services (voice, data and video).

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  • 22-January-2007

    English

    The Spectrum Dividend: Spectrum Management Issues (STI Digital Economy Paper 125)

    This paper discusses spectrum management issues in relation to digitalisation of terrestrial television broadcasting (digital switchover).

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  • 16-January-2007

    English

    Mobile Commerce (STI Digital Economy Paper 124)

    Mobile commerce is a promising market both for consumers and businesses. However, consumer troubles and complaints are increasing and can sometimes become serious, including issues for minors.

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