OECD Information and Communication Policy News - May 2008Including information on the OECD Ministerial on The Future of the Internet Economy, recent reports and broadband statistics
The workshop showed that ICTs can play a significant role in the near-term for mitigating the growth (even reducing) of the global energy footprint.
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Intellectual assets are central to value creation, economic growth and competitiveness in a modern economy. Building on these issues, this brochure provides an integrated perspective on recent OECD work covering three dimensions: macro, regional and firm-level.
This study analyses the impact of digital content creation, distribution and use on value chains and business models of the film and video industry. It explores policy implications of these changes to identify how digital content may affect the industry participants.
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This report sheds light on ways to get the right mix of innovation policies in Poland.
One of the distinctive characteristics of the current globalisation process is the emergence of global value chains. This paper shows how international input-output tables can be used to provide empirical evidence of the growing importance of these global value chains.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a promising new technology with a rapidly growing range of applications, many integrating technologies such as sensors. In this report, eight major fields of application are analysed, impacts are discussed and country initiatives described.
This publication presents detailed data on the industrial activity of multinationals in OECD countries. In an era of globalisation, these data highlight the increasing importance of multinationals in the economies of host countries. Time series cover 23 countries for the period 2000-2004.
This paper examines the policies to obtain public rights-of-way permits in a number of OECD countries and access to ducts, which may act to slow down the pace of fibre roll-out in local access market, and suggests the policy options available.
This paper provides an overview of developments in optical fibre communication technology and investment. Specifically, the paper finds that the costs of deploying these networks are significant and that the monthly prices subscribers will pay will be highly dependent on take-up rates.