As the significance of the creative economy continues to grow, important synergies with tourism are emerging, offering considerable potential to grow demand and develop new products, experiences and markets.These new links are driving a shift from conventional models of cultural tourism to new models of creative tourism based on intangible culture and contemporary creativity. This report examines the growing relationship between the tourism and creative sectors to guide the development of effective policies in this area. Drawing on recent case studies, it considers how to strengthen these linkages and take advantage of the opportunities to generate added value. Active policies are needed so that countries, regions and cities can realise the potential benefits from linking tourism and creativity. Key policy issues are identified.
This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.
The rapidly developing Southeast Asia region is confronted with significant labour market challenges. This initiative aims to address the issues of employment and skills, especially through an interaction platform for members.
This report provides valuable insights into how labour policies can be expanded to meet economic development and social cohesion goals, while also reconciling national and local concerns...
This book identifies how international events work as a trigger for local development and what hosting cities and nations can do to ensure that positive local development is realised.
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The Conference on Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains (GVC), resulting in this action statement, took place in Tokyo, 31May-1June 2007. Stakeholders can play a greater role in assisting SMEs to rise to the challenges of active participation in global value chains.
Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains, addresses how globalisation of value chains and of large enterprises affects the role of SMEs as traditional partners, suppliers or distributors for larger firms and explores the benefits of SME participation in global value chains.
This site contains a list of key references on Japan. The documentary database includes documents on partnership and local governance that have been published by governments, universities and other organisations.
This book includes the papers presented at the workshop with report of some successful cases of regional employment development in each country, which was added to the papers based on the discussions at the workshop...
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Background report on the Review of Japan's national tourism Policy.