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This document reports findings regarding the use of patents data for understanding various dimensions of technical change in health-related areas.
Japan’s SME policies have reached a turning point. The traditional policy of "lifting up SMEs" has been changed into a more pro-competitive policy to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in SMEs. This paper evaluates this policy and the new innovation promotion schemes initiated by METI through an examination of plant-level micro data. Longitudinal micro-data from the Census of Manufacturing are linked to the list of firms
With over 50 million subscribers in the OECD, broadband access is key for economic growth and development. This report examines broadband access development for businesses. It focuses on short distance leased lines and new forms of broadband access.
This 1999 report aims at helping to develop a common understanding of the use of contractual solutions in the context of B2B and B2C transborder data flows.
This paper examines the impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs) on technical production efficiency in a wide range of Italian industries.
This paper discusses the implications of tax policy for the growth of entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
This document addresses the extent to which existing legal provisions in OECD countries impact recourse to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in relation to disputes arising out of business-to-consumer electronic commerce.
This paper argues that government policies should continue to emphasise the role of competition in stimulating broadband development and diffusion, and should avoid direct intervention in the broadband market, which risks distorting market mechanisms.
Consumer protections for payment cardholders play an important role in developing trust in B2C e-commerce. This report examines the protections currently available in OECD countries.
Shopping online opens up a world of opportunity, convenience, choice, competitive prices and information. What will happen if something goes wrong with your purchase? What if you don't get the products you ordered? What can you do?