Genetics is playing an increasingly important role in health care. New technical advances and information deriving from human genome research are changing health care practices and the economics of healthcare provision.
This report covers the four issues most often raised by consumer contracts: misrepresentation; the seller's duty to supply information to the consumer; suitability, or "know your customer" rules; and protection against unsolicited offers and pressure sales tactics.
This paper aims to capture current inventive activities in nanotechnologies based on the analysis of patent applications to the European Patent Office (EPO).
This report presents the outcome of discussions held by the OECD member countries, together with a number of key partner countries, under the auspices of an expert Task Force established by the OECD Working Party on Biotechnology.
OECD governments have agreed on a new framework for co-operation in the enforcement of privacy laws as cross-border data flows have elevated privacy risks for individuals and highlighted the need for better co-operation among the authorities charged with providing them protection.
The globalisation of production has changed the industrial structure within OECD countries, and in some sectors blunted their competitiveness. Another major consequence has been fears of job losses, due to outsourcing and offshoring. How should OECD countries respond?
Governments should work more closely with companies and strengthen enforcement to fight the rising global trade in counterfeit and pirated goods, according to a new OECD report.
OECD 62nd Session of the Steel Committee took place in Istanbul on 17 May 2007
This review assesses the governance of Luxembourg’s innovation system and suggests the reforms needed to ensure that additional public investment in R&D will yield the expected economic and social benefits.
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This document looks at business support services and their strong linkages with other sectors. It aims to identify factors that affect delivery of business support services and could enhance growth prospects more broadly, with a focus on productivity, standardisation, regulation and trade.