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.
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.
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.
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.
This paper presents a preliminary set of European and international citation data tables designed to enable researchers to become familiar with the subject and undertake a range of analyses.
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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.
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.
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.
This paper examines the state of official ICT statistics in China and tries to assess ICT development in China from the information currently available.