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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The OECD Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship carried out a study to provide guidelines for evaluating programs with the aim to strengthen the culture of evaluation within entrepreneurship education.
SMEs are suffering under the credit crunch, with banks demanding tougher loan terms while sales weaken and debtors delay payments. How can governments help? A Round Table organised under the auspices of the OECD to discuss possible policy options will take place on 26-27 March in Turin.
CFE Insight, a newsletter published by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (CFE). Topics covered relate to entrepreneurship, SMEs, local employment and local economic development, and tourism.
The OECD Bologna Process on SME & Entrepreneurship Policies is a significant milestone for small business and entrepreneurship policy making. A synopsis of the research and events which have followed on from the original SME Ministerial Conference in Bologna.
How can policymakers encourage entrepreneurship and the fast growth of innovative small firms? The OECD Kansas City workshop examined innovation and the global impact of high-growth SMEs.
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The Conference on Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains (GVC), resulting in this action statement, took place in Tokyo, 31May-1June 2007. Stakeholders can play a greater role in assisting SMEs to rise to the challenges of active participation in global value chains.
Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains, addresses how globalisation of value chains and of large enterprises affects the role of SMEs as traditional partners, suppliers or distributors for larger firms and explores the benefits of SME participation in global value chains.
Participants at a two-day OECD-APEC conference in Athens agreed that governments should play a more active role in helping small and medium-sized firms trying to expand abroad and provide training in key areas such as marketing and intellectual property.
Jointly organised by the OECD & APEC, at the invitation of the Greek Authorities, participants at this high-level international conference endorsed "The Athens Action Plan for Removing Barriers to SME Access to International Markets".