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The services sector now accounts for over 70% of total employment and value added in OECD economies. It also accounts for almost all employment growth in the OECD area.
The OECD Workshop on the Globalisation of Production, to be held in Paris on 15-16/11/2005, aims to examine some of the major challenges related to measuring and analysing the impact of the globalisation of production on employment, productivity and economic growth
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.
Stimulating innovation is key to achieving sustainable economic growth, although recently prevailing practices and institutions of innovation governance have come under pressure. This publication examines the sources of these pressures, and provides lessons on how governance practices can adapt.
This database includes information regarding products derived using modern biotechnology, e.g. transgenic plants, which have been approved for commerical application, as well as some plants with novel traits produced by conventional breeding or mutagenesis.
The OECD’s Chemicals Committee held a Special Session on the Potential Implications of Manufactured Nanomaterials for Human Health and Environmental Safety, 7th June 2005.
This report provides an overview of the role of services in economic performance, and the factors that affect services sector performance: labour and product markets, barriers to trade in services, innovation and impacts of information and communications technology on the services sector.
The purpose of this handbook is to measure the extent and intensity of economic globalisation. It defines the concepts and puts forward guidelines for data collection and the fine-tuning of economic globalisation indicators.
This paper provides an inventory of biotechnology data collection in India, including an assessment of how the need for biotechnology-related statistics is being addressed. It also presents an overview of the status of biotechnology in India, with a focus on the agricultural and health sectors.
This paper examines the interaction between services and manufacturing using several types of data and shows that the distinction between manufacturing and services is blurring. It also shows that a growing share of workers in the manufacturing sector is engaged in services-related occupations.