Working Papers


  • 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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  • 15-December-2005

    English

    An Empirical Contribution to Knowledge Production and Economic Growth (STI Working Paper 2005/10)

    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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  • 18-October-2005

    English

    Analysing European and International Patent Citations: A Set of EPO Patent Database Building Blocks (STI Working Paper 2005/9)

    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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  • 22-September-2005

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    Growth in Services: Fostering Employment, Productivity and Innovation (STI Digital Economy Paper 94)

    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.

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  • 31-August-2005

    English

    The Contribution of Foreign Affilliates to Productivity Growth: Evidence from OECD Countries (STI Working Paper 2005/8)

    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.

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  • 31-May-2005

    English

    Dynamics of Biotechnology Research and Industry in India: Statistics, Perspectives and Key Policy Issues (STI Working Paper 2005/6)

    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.

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  • 30-May-2005

    English

    Measuring the Interaction Between Manufacturing and Services (STI Working Paper 2005/5)

    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.

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