This report examines Israel’s performance in stimulating SMEs and entrepreneurship and makes recommendations for government policy. A dual economy has gradually emerged in Israel, in which high rates of successful technology-based entrepreneurship contrast with low average productivity and growth in traditional SMEs. Israel has excellent framework conditions and programmes for technology-based start-ups and SMEs in areas such as R&D, high-level skills generation and venture capital finance. These strengths need to be maintained. At the same time, more needs to be done to spread success to all types of SMEs and all groups of the Israeli population. This report recommends a range of new and expanded interventions for example in access to credit, broad innovation, workforce skills development, management support and entrepreneurship education. It recommends underpinning these actions with a national SME and entrepreneurship policy strategy and new arrangements for inter-ministerial co-ordination.
As part of continuing efforts to boost transparency by multinational enterprises (MNEs), Canada, Iceland, India, Israel, New Zealand and the People’s Republic of China signed today the Multilateral Competent Authority agreement for the automatic exchange of Country-by-Country reports (“CbC MCAA”), bringing the total number of signatories to 39 countries. The signing ceremony took place in Beijing, China.
The workshop is for policy makers and practitioners who are interested in commissioning and managing evaluations of business development programmes.
The economic crisis that started in 2007 gave rise to a crisis of legitimacy and a widespread collapse of trust in markets, in firms, and in the governance of our economies. We need to build up that trust again and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention are essential tools for fighting bribery and promoting responsible corporate behaviour.
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This review was prepared to assess Israel's investment policies so as to provide the OECD Council with a formal opinion on the willingness and ability of Israel to assume the obligations of membership to the OECD in the field of investment.
This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.
This paper analyses trends in Israeli venture capital markets and makes policy recommendations which have been developed through an OECD peer review process.
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The government of Israel has accepted an invitation from OECD countries to adhere to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises, marking their recognition of its general openness to foreign direct investment an...
Le gouvernement d'Israël a accepté une invitation des pays de l'OCDE à adhérer à la Déclaration de l'OCDE sur l'investissement international et les entreprises multinationales.
This report assesses the role that foreign direct investment has come to play in Israel's economy and the policy measures susceptible of enhancing this role in the future. It is based on information current as of June 2002.