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This report reviews drivers of and barriers to internationalisation of SMEs and offers deeper understanding of the measures aimed at addressing top barriers.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
English, , 525kb
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.
This seminar begins with a day session open to a wider audience of policymakers and practitioners involved in tackling the impact of the crisis on jobs and skills. Day 2 and 3 are structured around a mix of expert presentations, discussion and group work. Presentations are available online.