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This publication examines the innovation system in pharmaceutical biotechnology in eight OECD countries. Based on rich evidence, it draws policy recommendations to foster innovation in biopharmaceuticals advocating an integrated policy approach.
Most OECD Member countries have a regulatory system for the products of modern biotechnology intended for release to the environment and for food/ feed use. This page includes links to portals of each member country which include relevant information.
This paper outlines factors that may affect the ability of researchers to access patented inventions for legitimate research purposes. It reviews evidence of access limitations and explores options for the formulation of research exemptions that balance research use and patent holders' rights.
This study shows how knowledge-intensive services activities (KISAs) contribute to the acquisition and growth capabilities of firms and public sector organisations.
Despite the attention that offshore outsourcing currently demands in the public media, there is little empirical evidence on its economic impact. This paper surveys the empirical literature on offshore outsourcing and its productivity effects.
These guidelines offer principles and best practices for the licensing of genetic inventions used for the purpose of human health care.
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This paper presents a revision of the 2002 OECD model survey on ICT use by households and individuals.
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This paper presents a revised OECD model survey on information and communication technology (ICT) use by businesses.
This paper examines the dynamics of knowledge production for a panel of 19 OECD countries. A new and unique data set is used to proxy the domestic flows of “new-to-the-world” knowledge and ideas.
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Trust among the users of ICT networks is an increasing priority for business, industry and governments. This report reviews data available from official, semi-official and private sources which can assist in informing developments and progress in this area.