Working Papers


  • 31-January-2007

    English

    Capturing the Evolving Nature of Science, the Development of New Scientific Indicators and the Mapping of Science (STI Working Paper 2007/1)

    The mapping of knowledge is increasingly recognised as a new, evolving area of research. The aim of this study is to map current trends in scientific activities with a view to better understanding and tracking the changing nature of science.

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  • 27-October-2006

    English

    The Changing Nature of Manufacturing in OECD Economies (STI Working Paper 2006/9)

    This paper examines the extent to which manufacturing output and employment are declining in OECD countries and explores possible causes.

  • 20-October-2006

    English

    The OECD Input-Output Database: 2006 edition (STI Working Paper 2006/8)

    This paper describes the compilation of these tables in the hope that this may benefit input-output compilers in national statistical offices and provide them with a better understanding of the information needed by the OECD to compile these tables in order to meet the demands of users.

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  • 1-September-2006

    English

    Input-Output Analysis in an Increasingly Globalised World: Applications of OECD's Harmonised International Tables (STI Working Paper 2006/7)

    This paper is primarily aimed at a non-technical audience and focuses on the applications and important policy questions that can benefit from the availability of harmonised input-output tables, such as those developed over the years by the OECD.

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  • 28-July-2006

    English

    Sources of Knowledge and Productivity: How Robust is the Relationship? (STI Working Paper 2006/6)

    This paper estimates domestic productivity relationships for a sample of 16 OECD countries through probably the most general specification yet.

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  • 30-June-2006

    English

    Valuation and Exploitation of Intellectual Property (STI Working Paper 2006/5)

    This paper examines recent evidence and also reviews macroeconomic statistics related to the development of technology markets. It examines approaches to the valuation of patents and the policy initiatives undertaken by OECD countries to foster patent valuation and exploitation.

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  • 22-May-2006

    English

    Tax Treatment of Business Investments in Intellectual Assets: An International Comparison (STI Working Paper 2006/4)

    This paper examines the tax treatment of corporate expenditures on selected intellectual assets and develops an indicator of the relative generosity of tax systems in OECD countries to such investments.

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  • 2-May-2006

    English

    Global Overview of Innovative Activities from the Patent Indicators Perspective (STI Working Paper 2006/3)

    This paper provides an overview of innovative activities across a wide range of OECD member and non-member countries, based on internationally comparable patent indicators.

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  • 20-March-2006

    English

    Research Use of Patented Knowledge: A Review (STI Working Paper 2006/2)

    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.

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  • 6-March-2006

    English

    Productivity Impacts of Offshoring and Outsourcing: A Review (STI Working Paper 2006/1)

    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.

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