Working Papers

  • 7-April-1998

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    Internet Voice Telephony Developments (STI Digital Economy Paper 35)

    Internet telephony is a voice service over the Internet. It is different from the present telephony service which is transported over the circuit switched public telephone network because Internet telephony is transported using Internet protocols over packet switched networks.

  • 1-April-1998

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    Internet Traffic Exchange: Developments and Policy (STI Digital Economy Paper 34)

    This paper aims to increase awareness of how traffic exchange occurs on the Internet and how infrastructure and financial interconnection arrangements (including peering and transit) to accomplish traffic exchange are developing.

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  • 1-January-1998


    Relative Trade-Weighted Unit Labour Costs by Industry (STI Working Paper 1998/1)

    This document presents three alternative methods for the construction of indicators of relative trade-weighted unit labour costs by industry, as well as the empirical results based on these methods for 18 OECD member countries.

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  • 1-January-1998

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    Electronic Commerce: Prices and Consumer Issues for Three Products: Books, Compact Discs and Software (STI Digital Economy Paper 32)

    Rapid technological advances in information and communication technologies and their widespread diffusion have led some to speculate about "frictionless" economies where transaction costs are nearly zero, barriers to entry and contestability disappear and markets clear instantly.

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  • 15-December-1997


    Revision of the High-technology Sector and Product Classification (STI Working Paper 1997/2)

    This paper describes the methods used to classify the OECD countries' industrial sectors and manufactures by level of technology, and presents the resulting classifications.

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  • 1-November-1997

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    Internet Domain Name Allocation Policies (STI Digital Economy Paper 30)

    The Domain Name System (DNS) maps Internet addresses and is a necessary element enabling communication routing to function. While some may view the DNS as a narrow technical issue its implications for GII-GIS are extremely important.

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  • 1-November-1997

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    Webcasting and Convergence: Policy Implications (STI Digital Economy Paper 31)

    Convergence between different telecommunication and broadcasting infrastructures and services is increasingly raising challenges for regulatory frameworks and may require adjustment in view of emerging services.

  • 15-June-1997


    Bibliometric Indicators and Analysis of Research Systems: Methods and Examples (STI Working Paper 1997/1)

    This report - linked to the technical OECD manuals for the measurement of R&D activities ("Frascati Family") - presents the essential elements of bibliometrics and its application to the analysis of research systems.

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  • 12-June-1997

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    Sacher Report (STI Digital Economy Paper 29)

    This report describes the framework conditions necessary for the favourable development of global electronic commerce and the action required by governments at national and international level.

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  • 1-January-1997

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    Measuring Electronic Commerce (STI Digital Economy Paper 27)

    The purpose of this report is to outline the issues associated with measuring electronic commerce, propose an initial framework and begin to compare the disparate data so as to form a mosaic which gives a clearer quantitative picture of the current status and future direction of electronic commerce

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