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This paper examines one narrow aspect of the digital divide, the effects of regulatory reform on telecommunication networks. While regulatory reform is only one part of the global digital divide problem, it can play a key role in helping telecommunication markets bridge some of the gaps.
The service sector accounts for about 70% of aggregate production and employment in OECD economies and continues to grow. Countries differ, however, in the role and performance of the service sector. This paper examines the performance of the services sector across OECD countries.
This paper analyses the impact of the PCT data on the European Patent Office (EPO) patent statistics, and explores methods to improve the timeliness of the EPO indicators by estimating the number of PCT applications which enter the EPO regional phase.
This report summarises two policy dialogues that the OECD organised with China in 2004. These dialogues aimed at assisting China in its efforts to further improve IPR policy and enforcement by sharing the experience of OECD countries on a range of issues of special relevance and interest to China.
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Over the last several years, a number of the major network operators have put in place network upgrade plans to implement next generation networks (NGN).
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The main policy directions derived from the analysis are to foster appropriate business environments for e-business and ICT uptake, and target programmes to overcome market failures to the extent that they are needed in particular areas.
This report, part of the 2004 OECD IT Outlook, is the first in a series looking at the distribution of ICT skilled employment in the economy, various ways in which ICT skills needs can be satisfied, and the role of ICT-skilled employment in international services sourcing, or offshoring.
This paper presents the main trends in respect of the supply of human resources in science and technology (HRST) in Latin America and the international mobility of its highly skilled labour.
Information and communication technology (ICT) connectivity (PCs and Internet) is very widespread in businesses of all sizes.
This handbook reviews the methods employed in price indexes to adjust for quality change: “conventional” quality adjustment methods and hedonic price indexes.