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  • 19-April-2012

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    Credit crunch squeezing entrepreneurs and small businesses more than big firms

    Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) requesting loans between 2007 and 2010 faced higher interest rates than for large companies. Loan conditions for SMEs included shortened maturities and increased demands for collateral, suggesting that banks considered smaller firms to be a higher risk.

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  • 12-April-2012

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    A Joint OECD / G20 GPFI Special Event on SME Finance

    On the occasion of the 41st Session of the Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE), the OECD and the G20 are organising a special event on SME finance.

  • 14-February-2012

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    Fostering Small and Medium-sized Enterprises’ (SMEs) Participation in Global Markets

    The aim of the study is to gain a better understanding of the barriers to internationalisation (defined as those constraints that hinder the firm’s ability to initiate, to develop, or to sustain business operations.

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  • 14-February-2012

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    Glossary for Barriers to SME Access to International Markets

    Glossary for Barriers to SME Access to International Markets

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  • 5-December-2011

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    Intellectual Assets and Innovation: The SME Dimension

    This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.

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  • 26-November-2010

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    High-Growth Enterprises: What Governments Can Do to Make a Difference

    This study investigated the challenges faced by high-growth enterprises and reviewed the programmes that policy makers in 24 countries have put in place to support the growth of enterprises.

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  • 17-November-2010

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    “Bologna +10” high-level meeting on SMEs and entrepreneurship

    The meeting brought together high-level policymakers from OECD and non OECD countries to debate policy successes and failures, identify best practices, promote co-operation and design a roadmap in the area of SME and entrepreneurship policy.

  • 15-November-2010

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    Statistics Brief No. 15 - Measuring Entrepreneurship

    This issue of Statistics Brief presents some of the key entrepreneurship indicators developed by the OECD-Eurostat Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme, along with basic information on the methodologies for their collection, and explains the policy context for their use.

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  • 1-November-2010

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    SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Local Development in the Marche Region, Italy

    The Marche region is one of the most industrialised regions in Italy and is considered a region of excellence. This report provides advice on how to further strengthen and restructure the economy of the Marche region through the use of appropriate SME and entrepreneurship policies.

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  • 10-May-2010

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    SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    This publication examines how governments can boost innovation by improving environments for enterprise creation and innovation in SMEs and strengthening the capabilities of entrepreneurs and SMEs.

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