Working Papers


  • 18-June-2015

    English

    Assessing government initiatives on public sector information - A review of the OECD Council Recommendation

    Better access to and use of public sector information (PSI), including open government data, are inter-related parts of the shift towards knowledge-based economies, and drivers of innovation, growth and employment. PSI can be used directly to generate products and services, and it contributes in a wide variety of ways to improving efficiency and productivity across the economy (including within the public sector).

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  • 27-May-2015

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    Internet Literacy in Japan

    The rise in Internet usage among young people has seen a corresponding increase in international concern regarding their online safety. In line with the Recommendation on the Protection of Children Online, the Japanese government has initiated efforts to develop improved indicators to measure Internet literacy among youth.

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  • 27-April-2015

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    Which factors influence the international mobility of research scientists?

    This paper investigates the factors that influence the international mobility of research scientists using a new measure of mobility derived from changes in affiliations reported by publishing scientists in a major global index of scholarly publications over the period 1996-2011.

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  • 12-March-2015

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    Big Data for Advancing Dementia Research - An Evaluation of Data Sharing Practices in Research on Age-related Neurodegenerative Diseases

    Dementia is increasing in prevalence, and to date has no cure or treatment. One element in improving this situation is using and sharing data more widely to increase the power of research. Further, moving beyond established medical data into big data offers the potential to tap into routinely collected data from both within and outside the health system.

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  • 1-March-2015

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    Industry Self Regulation - Role and Use in Supporting Consumer Interests

    The report notes that industry self-regulation (ISR) can play an important role in addressing consumer issues, particularly when business codes of conduct and standards are involved. It draws on 23 case studies covering notably advertising, financial services, telecommunications, video games and software applications (apps), toys, and direct selling.

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  • 23-February-2015

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    Manufacturing or Services? That is (not) the Question - The Role of Manufacturing and Services in OECD Economies

    While de-industrialisation and offshoring have dominated the news about manufacturing during the past decades, recent years have witnessed a number of examples of companies re-shoring activities back to OECD economies. Policy discussions often ignore the profound changes manufacturing has undergone. This working paper addresses this issue against the background of long-term structural change in OECD economies.

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  • 23-January-2015

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    Measuring Design and its Role in Innovation

    This working paper sums up the main findings of an OECD project aiming to provide an evidence basis for focusing efforts to improve the measurement of technological and non-technological forms of business innovation, with particular focus on the role of design. It reviews a broad range of novel design-related measures, indicating their advantages and limitations in terms of policy relevance and insights.

  • 12-January-2015

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    The Proliferation of "Big Data" and Implications for Official Statistics and Statistical Agencies: A Preliminary Analysis

    This working paper describes the potential of the proliferation of new sources of large volumes of data, sometimes also referred to as "big data", for informing policy making in several areas. It also outlines the challenges that the proliferation of data raises for the production of official statistics and for statistical policies.

  • 6-November-2014

    English

    OECD Digital Economy Papers

    This series examines a wide range of activities aimed at improving our understanding of how information and communication technologies contribute to sustainable economic growth and social well-being as well as their role in the shift toward knowledge-based societies.

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  • 28-October-2014

    English

    OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers

    The Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) leads OECD research on the contribution of science, technology and industry to well-being and economic growth. STI Working Papers cover a broad range of topics including definition and measurement of S&T indicators, global value chains, and research on policies to promote innovation.

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