Japan’s SME policies have reached a turning point and have changed into a more pro-competitive policy to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in SMEs. This paper evaluates this policy and new innovation promotion schemes through an examination of plant-level micro data.
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The 2003 edition of this series proposes to explore the role of regions as a key factor contributing to territorial development. Regions are becoming crucial in the promotion of co-operation and innovation at various levels of governance from loc.
On 28 October, three workshops were held on the topics of innovation, SME internationalisation, social capital and clusters. Please find attached presentations from panelists:
SME policy trends in 28 OECD countries with international comparisons and recent findings on enterprise demography, taxation, SMEs and entrepreneurship, SMEs and environmental management, and implications of global industrial restructuring for SMEs.
The Study Visits were co-ordinated by Gianni Bravo, Former President of the Friuli Chamber of Commerce as a consultant to the OECD LEED Programme, in collaboration with Graziono Lorenzon, Scientific Co-ordinator, Autonomous Region Friuli Venezi...
The OECD LEED Programme, together with the Central European Initiative and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development organised a four day conference on the topics of innovation, internationalisation, social copital and clusters with an...
For the East West Cluster Conference, three issue papers on the topic of innovation, internationalisation and clusters were prepared.
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A Conference on Evaluation is being jointly organised by the OECD LEED Programme, the European Commission (DG-Employment and Social Affairs) and the Austrian Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour and will be held in Vienna, Austria.
The Conference "Challenges and policies regarding human resources in tourism" is organised jointly by the OECD Tourism Committee and the Turkish authorities on 21-22 November 2002 in Cappadocia, Turkey.
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This note provides a summary of the findings of the first phase of the OECD Study on Local Partnerships. The full report was published in 2001 and can be purchased at the OECD on-line bookshop.