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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.
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.