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  • 24-July-2009

    English

    Social inclusion: International learning models

    The Trento Centre worked with the Autonomous Province of Trento to support the work of the European Social Fund Co-operation Network. As part of this work, the OECD LEED Programme conducted five two-day ‘mini-reviews’ in five member regions of the Network.

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  • 20-July-2009

    English, , 469kb

    Top Barriers and Drivers of SME Internationalisation

    This report reviews drivers of and barriers to internationalisation of SMEs and offers deeper understanding of the measures aimed at addressing top barriers.

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  • 17-July-2009

    English

    Clusters, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    This publication explores the success of major innovation and entrepreneurship clusters in OECD countries, the challenges they now face in sustaining their positions and the lessons for other places seeking to build successful clusters.  What are the key factors for cluster success?  What problems are emerging on the horizon? Which is the appropriate role of the public sector in supporting the expansion of  clusters and overcoming the obstacles?

    The book addresses these and other issues, analysing seven internationally reputed clusters in depth: Grenoble in France, Vienna in Austria, Waterloo in Canada, Dunedin in New Zealand, Medicon Valley in Scandinavia, Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom, and Madison, Wisconsin, in the United States.  For each cluster, it looks at the factors that have contributed to its growth, the impact of the cluster on local entrepreneurship performance, and the challenges faced for further expansion.  It also puts forward a set of policy recommendations geared to the broader context of cluster development.

    This publication is essential reading for policy makers, practitioners and academics wishing to obtain good practices in cluster development and guidance on how  to enhance the economic impact of clusters.

     

  • 30-June-2009

    English

    Climate change, employment and local development: A LEED project

    This project focuses on the adjustments required to ensure labour markets comply with the demands of a greener economy (adaptation) as well as on the expansion of good quality green jobs as an opportunity to develop lower-carbon activities (mitigation).

  • 27-June-2009

    English

    Promoting entrepreneurship, employment and business competitiveness

    Since its creation in 1986, Barcelona Activa has been at the cutting edge of economic development delivery. This study explores in detail how an agency can stimulate a substantive policy shift which led to the restructuring of the economy of Barcelona.

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  • 27-June-2009

    English

    Recession, recovery and reinvestment

    The global financial crisis is like no other that we have experienced since the early 20th century. This free publication identifies some of the most interesting practices in response to the financial crisis from a local economic development perspective.

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  • 27-June-2009

    English

    Local economic strategy series: Review of Belfast

    The success of Belfast over the next 25 years is critical to the success of Northern Ireland. This timely review examines how lessons from the exceptional circumstances that have shaped the city and its remarkable revival over the last decade have shaped the local development agenda.

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  • 26-June-2009

    English

    The Impact of the Global Crisis on SME and Entrepreneurship Financing and Policy Responses

    The impact of the global crisis on SMEs and entrepreneurs’ access to finance and present strategies so far adopted by governments to deal with the problem is analysed in this report.

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  • 12-June-2009

    German, , 532kb

    Hochschule, Innovation und Unternehmertum: Kriterien und Beispiele Guter Praxis

    German edition of a handbook which contains a selection of 20 entrepreneurship education and start-up support initiatives developed by universities or their core partners. Includes examples in eastern Germany, Finland, the UK, Poland, South Africa, and the US.

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  • 12-June-2009

    English, , 525kb

    Universities, Innovation & Entreprenership: Criteria and Examples of Good Practice

    This handbook contains a selection of 20 entrepreneurship education and start-up support initiatives developed by universities or their core partners. Includes examples in eastern Germany, Finland, the UK, Poland, South Africa, and the US.

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