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  • 4-October-2012

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    OECD Internet Economy Outlook

    Supported by time series data, this publication begins with an overview of trends and highlights how the Internet sector has proven to be resilient during the recent economic crisis. It then examines the various drivers and impacts of Internet use and deployment, as well as emerging technologies, e-health, digital content, security and privacy, and reflects on a methodology for measuring the Internet economy.

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  • 27-September-2012

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    Defining and Measuring Investment in Organisational Capital: Using US Microdata to Develop a Task-based Approach (STI Working Paper 2012/5)

    This work seeks to quantify investment in organisational capital (OC) by looking at the task content of occupations. It relies on the literature suggesting OC to be embodied in a firm’s workforce and defines OC as those tasks performed by employees – irrespective of their occupational titles – likely to affect a firm’s medium to long-term functioning, using US Occupational Information Network (O*NET) data.

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  • 24-September-2012

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    Anticipating the Special Needs of the 21st Century Silver Economy

    These workshops, held on 12-14 September 2012, aimed to analyze how OECD countries are fostering innovation of services for the elderly in sectors such as health and wellness, education, leisure, and urban development.

  • 19-September-2012

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    Resurrecting Industrial Policy

    Can governments play a positive role in boosting their countries’ industrial sectors? This OECD Observer article investigates.

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  • 13-September-2012

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    Innovation: Economic crisis and weak outlook hit R&D, says OECD

    Business spending on research and development has been hit hard by the economic crisis, with nearly all OECD countries seeing a fall in investment which could impact innovation and long-term growth, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 13-September-2012

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    OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook

    The STI Outlook reviews the key policy trends and performance of OECD countries and major emerging economies in a number of areas related to science and innovation based on the latest information and indicators. The policy and country profiles in the 2012 edition highlight the expected contributions of science, technology and innovation to a sustainable and lasting recovery from the economic crisis.

  • 7-September-2012

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    Market Development for Green Cars

    This report reviews government policies and attempts to provide a better understanding of the growing market for green vehicles as well as new analytical instruments to identify measures that could be designed to foster the uptake of green cars.

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  • 7-September-2012

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    Green growth and eco-innovation

    The OECD project on green growth and eco-innovation aims to promote sustainable production by spreading existing knowledge and providing industry with a means to benchmark their products and production processes.

  • 4-September-2012

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    Methodology for Constructing Wireless Broadband Price Baskets (OECD Digital Economy Paper 205)

    The OECD has adopted a new basket methodology for benchmarking wireless broadband prices. It adds to the existing baskets for voice, leased lines and fixed broadband services and reflects the increasing importance of wireless broadband for laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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  • 17-August-2012

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    Report on Consumer Protection in Online and Mobile Payments

    An examination of payments issues is taking place in the context of the review of the OECD’s 1999 guidelines on e-commerce. This report looks at what might need to be amplified or revised to enhance consumer trust and adoption of new and emerging online and mobile payment mechanisms. It reflects contributions made by national delegations, business and civil society.

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