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This publication provides executive summaries of the background reports for the 2nd OECD Conference of Ministers responsible for SMEs, on the theme of "Promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovative SMEs in a Global Economy: Towards a More Responsible and Inclusive Globalisation"
This Workshop will be hosted by the Hungarian Government and will be open to non-member economies participating in the Bologna Process. It will centre on issues related to entrepreneurship and SME development and will identify policy recommendati...
The need for better quantitative and qualitative information relating to SMEs is one of the cross-cutting issues of the Bologna Process. This Workshop, organised by the Statistics Directorate, will aim at deriving concrete statistical recommendat...
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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.
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.
Performance improvements from organisational investments are greatest when production, management and consumer approaches are combined, and when these bundled practices are implemented in conjunction with information and communications technologies (ICT)....
by Duanjie Chen, Frank C. Lee and Jack MintzThis paper discusses the implications of tax policy for the growth of entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Some existing features of OECD tax systems are biased against entrepreneurs and small firms....
by Kentaro SakaiThis paper assesses the drivers of global industrial restructuring and the impacts on small firms. It presents a detailed sectoral analysis of small-firm participation in cross-border strategic alliances.