The Internet is providing firms with new ways to conduct business and exchange and communicate information and ideas. In doing so, it is enabling companies to improve efficiency and develop novel ways to co-ordinate activities.
Three new OECD publications study the role of industry, services and the public sector in the present world economy.
This paper presents international comparisons of the contribution of information and communication technology (ICT) to output and productivity growth during the 1990s.
At its 99th session on 5-6 July 2001 the Council Working Party held in depth discussion on the evolution of the world shipbuilding markets, their underlying policies and how to follow up the instructions given to the OECD by the 2001 meeting of t...
Services are the driving force in OECD economies, accounting for at least 70% of GNP in many countries. However, their potential contribution is hampered by government policies that were designed for manufacturing industries.
This paper examines the roles of the ICT-producing sector and of key ICT-using industries in overall productivity growth in OECD countries.
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Full text of the Agreement.
The Agreement was negotiated in the mid-1990s, but is not yet in force.
1999 edition of this annual publication analyses the world Steel market. It provides the most up-to-date figures and the short-term outlook showing developments in the world steel market by area, and the main characteristics, apparent consumption, trade and production.
Quarterly data on new orders, state of the orderbook and ships completed