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This book seeks to increase understanding of the links between skills and innovation. It explores the wide range of skills required, and it presents data and evidence on countries' stocks and flows of skills and the links between skill inputs and innovation outputs.
Bundling can provide both benefits and drawbacks to broadband customers. In other cases bundles can lead to situations where customers are worse off.
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OECD Information and Communication Policy News - July 2010
This February 2011 workshop reviewed how new technologies offer unprecedented opportunities for developing an environment and services that can help address the health and wellness challenges of our ageing society.
The Egyptian government has taken great steps in the past years to develop and promote the use and uptake of technologies. But the current shutdown of Internet and communications services for five days will have a pronounced economic impact.
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This document contains both the GSF report on Roadmapping of Large Research Infrastructures (2008) and the newly released report on Establishing Large International Research Infrastructures: Issues and Options (2010).
Initiated by the Global Science Forum, the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) opened in March 2009 in Pavia, Italy. GEM is a global collaborative effort that brings together state-of-the-art science, national, regional and international organisations and individuals aimed at the establishment of uniform and open standards for calculating and communicating earthquake risk worldwide.
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Intended for scientists and research administrators who are contemplating a major new international project, this report addresses a wide spectrum of practical matters, from the formal aspects of legal agreements to less easily codified “lessons learned and good practices”.
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This paper gives an account of the main approaches, debates and evidence in the literature on the role of workforce skills in the innovation process in developed economies. It also describes and quantifies the diversity of skills and occupations involved in specific types of innovation activities.
Nowhere is innovation more relevant than in the context than human health. Thus, the recent economic worries have done much to bring the issues set out in this document even further up the political agenda.