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This joint OECD-Spanish government workshop on "Researcher Careers for the 21st Century" aimed to address key issues on researcher careers. A summary of the workshop is available here.
This paper outlines factors that may affect the ability of researchers to access patented inventions for legitimate research purposes. It reviews evidence of access limitations and explores options for the formulation of research exemptions that balance research use and patent holders' rights.
Despite the attention that offshore outsourcing currently demands in the public media, there is little empirical evidence on its economic impact. This paper surveys the empirical literature on offshore outsourcing and its productivity effects.
These guidelines offer principles and best practices for the licensing of genetic inventions used for the purpose of human health care.
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This paper presents a revision of the 2002 OECD model survey on ICT use by households and individuals.
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This paper presents a revised OECD model survey on information and communication technology (ICT) use by businesses.
This paper examines the dynamics of knowledge production for a panel of 19 OECD countries. A new and unique data set is used to proxy the domestic flows of “new-to-the-world” knowledge and ideas.
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Trust among the users of ICT networks is an increasing priority for business, industry and governments. This report reviews data available from official, semi-official and private sources which can assist in informing developments and progress in this area.
With case studies on Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Finland, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, this book illustrates mechanisms and practices for better governance co-ordination and integration across policy areas.
The initiative for this workshop grew from an idea launched by France’s Mission for Gender Equality in Research and Higher Education, following a conference bringing together OECD Ministers of Research in January 2004.