Working Papers

  • 29-June-2003


    Availability and Characteristics of Surveys on the Destination of Doctorate Recipients in OECD Countries (STI Working Paper 2003/9)

    As far as we know, there is no study that identifies databases on the destination of doctorate recipients, including at international level. This report has two objectives: to review existing statistical sources in the OECD countries, and discuss their comparability.

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  • 27-June-2003


    Targeting R&D: Economic and Policy Implications of Increasing R&D Spending (STI Working Paper 2003/8)

    This paper examines the factors that have contributed to the growing popularity of R&D spending targets and analyses in more detail the economic and structural consequences of achieving the increased levels of R&D spending.

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  • 25-June-2003


    Productivity Growth in Service Industries: An Assessment of Recent Patterns and the Role of Measurement (STI Working Paper 2003/7)

    This paper examines recent patterns in productivity growth of service industries and analyses the role of problems in measuring service productivity growth on industry and aggregate productivity growth.

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  • 24-June-2003


    Measuring Investment in Software (STI Working Paper 2003/6)

    This paper reviews a set of recommendations describing a harmonised method for estimating software.

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  • 23-June-2003


    Biotechnology Indicators and Public Policy (STI Working Paper 2003/5)

    This paper provides input and a framework for a broader discussion of the identification of user needs that should inform the development of biotechnology statistics and indicators.

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  • 3-June-2003


    Consumer Policy Considerations on the Importance of Accurate and Available WHOIS Data (STI Digital Economy Paper 73)

    Drawing on the 1999 OECD Guidelines for Consumer Protection in the Context of Electronic Commerce, this document explains how accurate and available Whois data can contribute to building consumer trust in the online marketplace.

  • 17-April-2003


    Seizing the Benefits of ICT in a Digital Economy (STI Digital Economy Paper 72)

    Using recent data, this new report revisits ICT's contribution to economic performance. What measures should OECD governments take to seize the benefits of ICT? The findings and policy implications are summarised in this report.

  • 15-April-2003

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    Development of wireless local area networks in OECD countries (STI Digital Economy Paper 71)

    Wireless technology provides business executives, office workers, small businesses and residential users with expanded opportunities to connect to the Internet outside the limited area dictated by fixed networks.

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  • 9-April-2003

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    Comparing domain name administration in OECD countries (STI Digital Economy Paper 70)

    The aim of this paper is to provide comparative information on the administration of domain names across the OECD area.

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  • 13-March-2003

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    Review of the development and reform of the telecommunications sector in China (STI Digital Economy Paper 69)

    The Chinese telecommunications market has experienced double-digit growth in recent years and continues to expand rapidly as demand surges.

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