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".
A first Compendium was prepared in 2000. It collected and classified information on the activities of international bodies and institutions targeted at SMEs. A new style Compendium II has just been released, and involves much more than an update of the first Compendium...
How governments can help entrepreneurs get the funds to develop their business was the focus of a high-level international conference in Brasilia from 27 – 30 March 2006, organised jointly by the OECD and Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade.
This high-level Summit was jointly organised with the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade. It advanced the global SME and entrepreneurship agenda by bringing together the key stakeholders: SMEs, the financial community and policy makers.
Encouraging entrepreneurship and facilitating the rapid growth of innovative SMEs is an effective means of creating jobs, increasing productivity and alleviating poverty. Identifying and implementing the policies that can achieve these goals is an ...
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Turkish version of Small and Medium Enterprises in Turkey: Issues and Policies
The Istanbul Ministerial Declaration on Fostering the Growth of Innovative and Internationally Competitive SMEs
OECD presentation of identified key issues, Special Workshop on "SME Statistics: Towards a More Systematic Statistical Measurement of SME Behaviour", 2nd OECD Conference of Ministers responsible for SMEs, Istanbul, 3-5 June 2004
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2nd OECD Conference of Ministers responsible for SMEs - Executive Summary of Background Reports - Spanish translation