The scope, number and growth of programmes supporting entrepreneurship and microenterprise across OECD member countries is striking. Much of the policy interest in encouraging entrepreneurship reflects a belief that the creation of new firms will...
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The Moving the Economy group, linked to the LEED Partner the City of Toronto, is holding a conference in Toronto on 10 June 2003 plus industry working sessions from 11-13 June. The aim is to examine the 'New Mobility Industry' as a cluster (incl...
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A seminar on Partnerships and Employment, organised by the LEED Programme and the Russian Ministry of Labour and Social Development in co-operation with Irish organisations (Area Development Managament, Galway City Partnership and OAK Partnership...
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Please find attached the issues paper and draft agenda of the conference on Decentralisation of Employment Policy and New Forms of Governance: Tackling the Challenge of Accountability, Warsaw, Poland, 27-28 March 2003.
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High-growth SMEs are among the top 5-10% of all growing firms in terms of the number of jobs created, and are key players in economic growth. They are found in all industries and regions, and tend to be concentrated in a limited number of sectors...
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This report presents the findings of management training case studies in six OECD countries: Canada, Finland, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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.