Working Papers

  • 31-October-2003


    An Overview of Biotechnology Statistics in Selected Countries (STI Working Paper 2003/13)

    As biotechnology becomes increasingly viewed as a strategic sector, the need for reliable statistics from which informed policy decisions can be made grows. This report provides an update on the biotechnology industry, based on primarily official statistical sources.

  • 29-June-2003


    Availability and Characteristics of Surveys on the Destination of Doctorate Recipients in OECD Countries (STI Working Paper 2003/9)

    As far as we know, there is no study that identifies databases on the destination of doctorate recipients, including at international level. This report has two objectives: to review existing statistical sources in the OECD countries, and discuss their comparability.

  • 27-June-2003


    Targeting R&D: Economic and Policy Implications of Increasing R&D Spending (STI Working Paper 2003/8)

    This paper examines the factors that have contributed to the growing popularity of R&D spending targets and analyses in more detail the economic and structural consequences of achieving the increased levels of R&D spending.

  • 25-June-2003


    Productivity Growth in Service Industries: An Assessment of Recent Patterns and the Role of Measurement (STI Working Paper 2003/7)

    This paper examines recent patterns in productivity growth of service industries and analyses the role of problems in measuring service productivity growth on industry and aggregate productivity growth.

  • 24-June-2003


    Measuring Investment in Software (STI Working Paper 2003/6)

    This paper reviews a set of recommendations describing a harmonised method for estimating software.

  • 23-June-2003


    Biotechnology Indicators and Public Policy (STI Working Paper 2003/5)

    This paper provides input and a framework for a broader discussion of the identification of user needs that should inform the development of biotechnology statistics and indicators.

  • 17-January-2003


    Using Patents to Map Technical Change in Health-Related Areas (STI Working Paper 2002/16)

    This document reports findings regarding the use of patents data for understanding various dimensions of technical change in health-related areas.

  • 13-September-2002


    The Contribution of ICT to Production Efficiency in Italy: Firm-level Evidence Using Data Envelopment Analysis and Econometric Estimations (STI Working Paper 2002/13)

    This paper examines the impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs) on technical production efficiency in a wide range of Italian industries.

  • 25-April-2002


    Competition Policy and Innovation (STI Working Papers 2002/11)

    This paper seeks to improve understanding of the links between innovation and competition policy. It is intended to help countries identify ways in which they can design and implement policies that best promote innovation while protecting against anti-competitive behaviour.

  • 8-March-2002


    Linking Innovation to Productivity Growth Using Two Waves of the Community Innovation Survey (STI Working Paper 2002/8)

    Using two waves of the Community Innovation Survey (CIS) for the Netherlands, this paper integrates recent lines of research to estimate the contribution of innovation to manufacturing multifactor productivity (MFP) growth.

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