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The growing use of network technologies and the global nature of electronic commerce increase the likelihood that consumers will interact with businesses outside of their home country.
A comprehensive inventory of existing consumer protection laws, fair business, fair marketing and disclosure requirements in the context of electronic commerce.
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Since the introduction of competition in the telecommunication sector, there have been significant changes in the structure of the telecommunications market.
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In early 1999, the OECD launched an internationally comparable study of the diffusion and economic and competitive impacts of business-to-business electronic commerce over the Internet.
This paper provides a perspective from evolutionary economic theory on recent growth differences in the OECD area.
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The term "digital divide" refers to the gap between individuals, households, businesses and geographic areas at different socio-economic levels with regard to their opportunities to access information and communication technologies (ICTs).
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The new global information infrastructure will prove effective only if it can guarantee high-speed transmission throughout the network of all kinds of data -- text, images, sound or video -- in a secure manner while preserving its integrity.
This paper compares venture capital activity across OECD countries by taking into account international venture capital flows.
This working paper summarises the information gathered by the OECD Secretariat as part of its work to obtain an accurate assessment of the current state of biotechnology statistics in OECD member and observer countries.
This paper reviews recent trends in international strategic alliances, which have grown more than five-fold between 1989 and 1999, paralleling the increase in cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As).