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Measuring the economic and social impacts of the Internet presents several challenges. This working paper reviews the rapidly changing nature of the Internet, the need for more granular data in order to understand its complexity, and the phenomenon of big data.
This electronic publication provides recent statistics on the resources devoted to the R&D in OECD countries and in seven non-member economies.
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The activities of the Megascience Forum and the Global Science Forum, undertaken and completed from 2001 to 2012, are described in the pages of this brochure.
This paper reviews the current academic thinking on knowledge transfer channels between universities and private industry, from a human resource perspective. It also offers a general framework for "re-organising" the literature, so as to identify gaps in understanding.
As the internationally recognized methodology for collecting and using R&D statistics, the Frascati Manual is an essential tool for statisticians worldwide. It includes definitions of basic concepts, data collection guidelines, and classifications for compiling statistics.
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This Global Science Forum report and its annexed survey analysis identify the existing tools and strategies for urban modelling and their current limitations, and propose a series of policy recommendations aimed at improving the effectiveness and use of urban models.
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This policy report identifies the hurdles encountered by the clinical research community in setting up international clinical trials and proposes a series of policy recommendations aimed at overcoming main challenges.
This study addresses issues of digital divide among households and individuals by using micro-data analysis of ICT usage patterns. The analysis includes data from 18 European countries, Korea and Canada. Inequalities in computer and Internet use are analysed in a two-step approach.
The OECD STAN Bilateral Trade Database by Industry and End-use Category allows insights into patterns of trade in intermediate goods between countries to track global production networks and supply chains and helps address other related policy issues such as trade in value added and tasks.
Imports are often perceived as a threat to employment. However, access to imported intermediate inputs can be essential to stimulate innovation and employment. We investigate based on a unique dataset of Ecuadorian manufacturing firms, their final products and intermediate inputs.