Working Papers


  • 1-January-2001

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    Understanding the Digital Divide (STI Digital Economy Paper 49)

    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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  • 1-January-2001

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    ICT Standardisation in the New Global Context. Final Report (STI Digital Economy Paper 50)

    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.

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  • 19-December-2000

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    The Internationalisation of Venture Capital Activity in OECD Countries: Implications for Measurement and Policy (STI Working Paper 2000/7)

    This paper compares venture capital activity across OECD countries by taking into account international venture capital flows.

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  • 11-July-2000

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    Biotechnology Statistics in OECD Member Countries: An Inventory (STI Working Paper 2000/6)

    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.

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  • 17-June-2000

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    International Strategic Alliances: Their Role in Industrial Globalisation (STI Working Paper 2000/5)

    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).

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  • 15-June-2000

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    The Impact of Public R&D Expenditure on Business R&D (STI Working Paper 2000/4)

    This document attempts to quantify the aggregate net effect of government funding on business R&D in 17 OECD member countries over the past two decades.

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  • 30-May-2000

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    High-Growth Firms and Employment (STI Working Paper 2000/3)

    This STI Working Paper deals with this group of rapidly expanding firms. It does so by placing the discussion into a context of entrepreneurship, arguing that there are two main aspects to this notion: one of business start-ups and market entry, and another one of innovation.

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  • 25-May-2000

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    Telecommunications regulations: Institutional structures and responsibilities (STI Digital Economy Paper 48)

    The liberalisation of telecommunication markets has required a new set of regulatory principles that can ensure fair competition in the marketplace.

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  • 19-May-2000

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    Cellular Mobile Pricing Structures and Trends (STI Digital Economy Paper 47)

    Mobile communications is one of the tremendous success stories of the telecommunications industry. By June 1999 there were 293 million mobile subscribers in the OECD area, or around one mobile phone for every four inhabitants.

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  • 23-March-2000

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    The Contribution of ICTs to Output Growth: A Study of the G7 Countries (STI Working Paper 2000/2)

    This paper deals with the contribution of information and communication technology (ICT) to economic growth and to labour and multi-factor productivity.

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