Publications & Documents


  • 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

    English

    Transferable Skills Training for Researchers: Supporting Career Development and Research

    This study analyses countries' government and institutional level policies on formal training in transferable skills for researchers, from doctoral students through to experienced research managers.

  • 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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  • 22-November-2012

    English

    Energy and Climate Policy: Bending the Technological Trajectory

    This book presents a series of papers that explore the extent to which technological innovation can lower the cost of achieving climate change mitigation objectives.

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  • 12-November-2012

    English

    Global Forum on Biotechnology: The Evolving Promise of the Life Sciences

    The OECD and the ESRC Genomics Policy & Research Forum jointly organised a one-day Forum on 12 November 2012 in Paris. The event was both retrospective and forward-looking. The forum concluded that the promise of biotechnology is not set but evolves with fresh scientific knowledge, novel laws and regulations. The future of biotechnology needs to also integrate social and cultural dimensions.

  • 7-November-2012

    English, PDF, 6,422kb

    Global Modelling of Natural Hazard Risks: Enhancing Existing Capabilities to Address New Challenges

    This report analyses existing gaps in data, knowledge and practices in the field of risk assessment for large and complex disasters.

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  • 30-October-2012

    English

    Technology and game theory

    Mobile phones and e-books are already essential school supplies on many university campuses. But they’re just slide rules compared to what education tools might look like in a few years.

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  • 25-October-2012

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  • 12-October-2012

    English, Excel, 441kb

    Symposium on Monitoring Global Threats: The Contribution of Satellite Technologies

    This symposium will highlight some of the key results from ongoing OECD work on innovative technologies for tackling major societal challenges. Specifically, it draws on a series of five special workshops organised in the first half of 2012 which examined space technologies’ current and future contribution to surveillance and early warning on global threats.

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  • 4-October-2012

    English

    OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012

    The Internet is now a fundamental infrastructure supporting the economy and is firmly in its 2nd stage of development, having evolved from a data network connecting PCs with wires to a much broader network of new portable devices from mobile phones to tablet computers. It is also on the cusp of a much larger expansion to objects that typically did not have communications capabilities: the “Internet of things” is projected to have

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