Organisational change encompasses production processes (quality management, lean production, business re-engineering), management approaches (teamwork, training, flexible work and compensation) and external relations (outsourcing, customer relations, networking). Performance improvements from organisational investments are greatest when production, management and consumer approaches are combined, and when these bundled practices are
This publication presents detailed data on the role played by multinationals in the OECD economies. Volume I, which is updated annually on SourceOECD, provides data for the manufacturing sector. Volume II, published here for the first time, presents data for services. Both volumes of the present edition also include for the first time data on the activity of affiliates of national firms abroad.
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The impact of the Internet Protocol (IP) on telephony is anticipated to replace traditional voice services with integrated voice and IP-based applications.
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This report summarises the problem recently met by the OECD with regard to the cybersquatting of the ocde.org domain name, and identifies the general policy issues arising from this experience.
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Competition is increasing in Internet backbone markets, as a result of liberalisation, and the consequent ability of telecommunication carriers to provide infrastructure and services on an end-to-end basis.
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.
This paper describes the methodology elaborated and used by Statistics Denmark to produce statistics on new enterprises, and also lists the indicators developed for measuring new enterprises.
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The central aim of this paper is to report findings from an Australian study of the influence of firm dynamics on labour productivity growth during Australia’s productivity surge in the 1990s.
While patent data are now readily available for most nations, these data are still of minimal use for economic analysis. The OECD Technology Concordance (OTC) presented in this paper allows researchers to transform IPC-based patent data into patent counts by sector of the economy.