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The dialogue between the OECD and the Vatican provided an opportunity to examine and reflect on how to understand the new trends in the relationship between state, market and society, together with new ideas on how to enhance the role of social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility.
"Greening the economy" is today one of the most pressing issues in OECD countries. This seminar reviewed the impact of climate change on local labour markets and studied the different tools and methods that can be used to help the transition to a greener local economy.
The OECD LEED Trento Centre, in cooperation with the School on Local Development of the University of Trento, organised a round-table session on: “1989-2010 two decades of transformations in the new Europe: development choices and trajectories”, on Friday 4 June at 3 p.m.
The project identified key barriers to SME development in selected Serbian regions and explored the relationship between central government policy and actions supporting SME development at the local level.
Small firms are playing an ever-increasing role in innovation, driven by changes in technologies and markets. Some spin-offs and high growth firms are having remarkable success. However, the broad bulk of small firms are not capitalising on their advantages. This book explores how government policy can boost innovation by improving the environment for entrepreneurship and small firm development and increasing the innovative capacities of enterprises. Policy findings and recommendations are presented in three key areas: embedding firms in knowledge flows; developing entrepreneurship skills; and social entrepreneurship. In addition, country notes present statistics and policy data on SMEs, entrepreneurship and innovation for 40 economies, including OECD countries, Brazil, China, Estonia, Indonesia, Israel, the Russian Federation, Slovenia and South Africa.
SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation is part of the OECD Innovation Strategy, a comprehensive policy strategy to harness innovation for stronger and more sustainable growth and development, and to address the key global challenges of the 21st century. For more information about the OECD Innovation Strategy, see www.oecd.org/innovation/strategy.
Il Centro OCSE LEED di Trento, in collaborazione con la Scuola sullo Sviluppo Locale dell’Università di Trento organizza una tavola rotonda sul tema: “1989-2010 due decenni di trasformazione nella nuova Europa: scelte e traiettorie di sviluppo”, venerdì 4 giugno 2010 alle ore 15:00.
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This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.
An intensive 2 week course for local level development practitioners. Main objectives were to enhace participants skills in the design and implementation of innovative and green Local Employment Development strategies.