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  • 6-May-2013

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    Workshop: Management and leadership skills in high-growth firms (Warsaw, Poland)

    High-growth firms, i.e. enterprises that grow rapidly over a short period of time, have drawn the attention of policy makers because of the large number of jobs they create. While it is uncontested that high-growth firms account for most job creation, there are fewer certainties about the features and characteristics of these enterprises or on how best they can be promoted by policy.

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  • 29-April-2013

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    Mexico: Key Issues and Policies

    During the past decade, the Mexican government has put into place a strong policy framework for the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurship.   It has created a sequence of policy support running from the development of new entrepreneurs, micro-enterprises, SMEs and gazelles  to the stimulation of linkages between SMEs and so-called 'tractor' firms.  New co-ordination arrangements have also been created across government ministries and among national and state governments to increase the coherence and integration of their  programmes.  This publication takes stock of this progress and assesses the opportunities for further strengthening of the Mexican economy through SMEs and entrepreneurship.  It shows that the framework conditions are generally good in Mexico, and have improved in recent years thanks to reforms such as regulatory simplification, the expansion of the national loan guarantee programme, and the inclusion of the micro-enterprise sector as a target of the public support system.  At the same time, more can be done to shift entrepreneurs into the formal business sector and to develop more medium-sized companies able to innovate and trade internationally. There is also scope to improve the process of delivering the highest quality and most relevant policy support to beneficiary enterprises by simplifying the rules and operations of the SME Fund, developing the professional capacities of the staff and consultants who provide business development services and using available company-level data for the purposes of policy evaluation.

  • 26-April-2013

    English

    Report: Demographic transition and an ageing society - Implications for local labour markets in Poland

    This report outlines the findings of the Poland case study for the combined study regions of Lódzkie, Malopolska and Pomorskie for the 2011/2012 LEED international project on local scenarios of demographic change.

  • 25-April-2013

    English

    Seminar: Evaluation of programmes for the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises (Jerusalem, Israel)

    The workshop is for policy makers and practitioners who are interested in commissioning and managing evaluations of business development programmes.

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  • 19-April-2013

    English

    Financing small business: a key to economic recovery

    Access to finance remains a key challenge for small and medium-sized enterprises and a stumbling block to recovery in most countries, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 9-April-2013

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    Report: Łódzkie region - Demographic challenges within an ideal location

    This paper outlines the findings of the Poland case study for the Łódzkie region for the OECD LEED international project on local scenarios of demographic change.

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  • 9-April-2013

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    Report: Małopolska region demographic transition - Working for the future

    This paper outlines the findings of the Poland case study for the Małopolska region for the OECD LEED international project on local scenarios of demographic change.

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  • 9-April-2013

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    Report: Pomorskie region - Responding to demographic transitions towards 2035

    This paper outlines the findings of the Poland case study for the Pomorskie region for the OECD LEED international project on local scenarios of demographic change.

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  • 8-April-2013

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    Demographic change and local development: Shrinkage, regeneration and social dynamics - Highlights

    Demographic change is one of the key challenges today for local development together with globalisation, knowledge/technological shift, climate change and the development of the green economy, inclusiveness and poverty.

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  • 26-March-2013

    English

    9th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance (Dublin-Kilkenny, Ireland)

    Localities across the OECD area are confronted with the challenge of reducing high and persistent unemployment and defining new sources of economic growth, all in the context of shrinking public resources. The 9th Annual Meeting offered an opportunity to reflect on innovative ways to support local job creation, business growth and effective policy delivery.

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