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This study aims at designing simple but robust methods that would enable to "nowcast", i.e. forecast the present (or the recent past), in order to improve the timeliness of patent indicators.
This comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of South Africa focuses on the role of government, and provides concrete recommendations on how to improve policies which impact on innovation performance, including R&D policies.
This paper aims to capture current inventive activities in nanotechnologies based on the analysis of patent applications to the European Patent Office (EPO).
Governments should work more closely with companies and strengthen enforcement to fight the rising global trade in counterfeit and pirated goods, according to a new OECD report.
This review assesses the governance of Luxembourg’s innovation system and suggests the reforms needed to ensure that additional public investment in R&D will yield the expected economic and social benefits.
These recommendations are intended to assist all actors involved when trying to improve the international sharing of, and access to, research data.
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This document is intended as a descriptive panorama on recent and ongoing OECD activities on IP issues as of 2007.
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The definition (classification) of ICT services in this document is part of a set of related definitions that also includes one for the ICT sector and another for ICT goods. Together these definitions are meant to support the production of a variety of ICT statistics.
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This document reflects the OECD agreement on the list of economic activities (industries) for the information economy (ICT sector and Content and media sector definitions) based on the UN International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (ISIC Rev. 4).
This paper presents the results of a first data collection on the main demographic, educational, labour market and mobility patterns of doctoral graduates for seven countries.