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In countries with four or more mobile operators benefits to consumers are visible through more competitive, more inclusive, and more understandable offers. International mobile roaming is another area where challenger brands are changing markets.
This event, to be held on 10-12 February 2015 in New Delhi, will be a forum for high-level discussion and policy exchange among stakeholders concerned with the question of how innovation can best serve inclusive development.
Indicators include nanotech firms, nanotech R&D, public sector R&D expenditure and nanotechnology patents
The emergence of GVCs challenges our conventional wisdom on how we look at economic globalisation and in particular, the policies that we develop around it. The OECD is preparing a broad range of work to help policy makers understand the effects of GVCs on a number of policy domains.
Statistics on biotechnology firms, biotechnology R&D (including public sector expenditures), biotech applications and patents.
The study assesses the role of feed-in tariffs (FITs) and renewable energy certificates (RECs) in creating incentives for cross-border investments and for investments in particular technological portfolios via M&A. The analysis explores the dataset on M&As in alternative energy sources worldwide over 2005-2011.
Both generic and specialised ICT skills are becoming an important requirement for employment across the economy as the Internet becomes more engrained in work processes, but a significant part of the population lacks the basic skills necessary to function in this new environment. This paper examines the impact of the Internet on the labour market in this context.
To help boost trust in e-commerce, the OECD has released two sets of policy guidelines aimed to strengthen consumer protection in mobile and online payments and in the acquisition of digital content (such as e-books or streamed music).
It is important that consumers, including children, understand their rights and obligations when acquiring and using digital products. They also need to be informed about how their personal data may be collected and used, with whom it may be shared and why, and the type of redress that may be obtained when problems arise.
The space sector plays an increasingly pivotal role in the functioning of modern societies and their economic development as the use of satellite technology gives rise to new applications, uses and markets. This volume offers a statistical overview of the global space sector and its contributions to economic activity using data from over 40 countries with space programmes.