These reports review the status of ICT diffusion to business in individual countries and describe current and earlier policies aimed at ICT uptake in firms in Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Korea, Norway and Switzerland.
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The main policy directions derived from the analysis are to foster appropriate business environments for e-business and ICT uptake, and target programmes to overcome market failures to the extent that they are needed in particular areas.
This report, part of the 2004 OECD IT Outlook, is the first in a series looking at the distribution of ICT skilled employment in the economy, various ways in which ICT skills needs can be satisfied, and the role of ICT-skilled employment in international services sourcing, or offshoring.
This paper presents the main trends in respect of the supply of human resources in science and technology (HRST) in Latin America and the international mobility of its highly skilled labour.
These peer reviews (of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden) present recommendations for policy actions in each country based on strengths and weaknesses observed in the policy approach to developing highly skilled workers to fulfil future industry requirements.
Interest in the services sector is growing across OECD countries. To help address some of the major measurement challenges, the OECD organised a workshop on services on 15-16 November 2004. The above document gives the outcome of this workshop.
Information and communication technology (ICT) connectivity (PCs and Internet) is very widespread in businesses of all sizes.
Statistical work on biotechnology is carried out under the aegis of the OECD Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (NESTI). The above document gives the outcome of the 2004 experts' meeting.
Biological resources are the foundation of all biological sciences research. They provide the source material for scientific investigation, leading to many of the discoveries on which biotechnology is founded.
This handbook reviews the methods employed in price indexes to adjust for quality change: “conventional” quality adjustment methods and hedonic price indexes.