Working Papers


  • 9-February-2005

    English

    Impact of Patent Cooperation Treaty Data on EPO Patent Statistics and Improving the Timeliness of EPO Indicators (STI Working Paper 2005/2)

    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.

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  • 8-February-2005

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    Promoting Intellectual Property Rights Policy and Enforcement in China (STI Working Paper 2005/1)

    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.

  • 18-January-2005

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    Next generation network development in OECD countries (STI Digital Economy Paper 89)

    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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  • 4-January-2005

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    ICT, E-Business and SMEs (STI Digital Economy Paper 88)

    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.

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  • 3-January-2005

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    ICT Skills and Employment (STI Digital Economy Paper 87)

    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.

  • 23-December-2004

    English

    Highly Skilled Labour and International Mobility in South America (STI Working Paper 2004/10)

    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.

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  • 1-December-2004

    English

    ICT, E-business and Small and Medium Enterprises (STI Digital Economy Paper 86)

    Information and communication technology (ICT) connectivity (PCs and Internet) is very widespread in businesses of all sizes.

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  • 8-October-2004

    English

    Handbook on Hedonic Indexes and Quality Adjustments in Price Indexes: Special Application to Information Technology Products (STI Working Paper 2004/9)

    This handbook reviews the methods employed in price indexes to adjust for quality change: “conventional” quality adjustment methods and hedonic price indexes.

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  • 14-September-2004

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    Development of third-generation mobile services in the OECD (STI Digital Economy Paper 85)

    The commercialisation of Third Generation (3G) mobile services in the OECD has been delayed for a number of reasons. These include the delay in delivery of 3G terminal equipment, other technological problems and the financial crises affecting the telecommunications industry

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  • 8-September-2004

    English

    Biotechnology Statistics in OECD Member Countries: An Inventory (STI Working Paper 2004/8)

    This document reflects recent efforts made by the OECD to obtain an accurate assessment of the current state of biotechnology statistics in OECD member and observer countries.

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