Publications & Documents


  • 5-December-2011

    English

    Intellectual Assets and Innovation - The SME Dimension

    Intellectual Property Rights can be instrumental for SMEs to protect and build on their innovations; position themselves competitively vis-à-vis larger enterprises in global markets; gain access to revenues; signal current and prospective value to investors, competitors and partners; access knowledge markets and networks; open up new commercial pathways; or segment existing markets.  However, while there is increasing recognition of their significance, as well as  the need for appropriate intellectual asset management for SMEs across OECD countries, there are few regulatory frameworks or specific instruments directed to SMEs. This is in part due the pace of technological innovation, which often exceeds the time it takes for policy makers to create appropriate responses to the changing landscape of intellectual property.   This study explores the relations between SME intellectual asset management, innovation and competitiveness in different national and sectoral contexts. It provides insights on the ability of SMEs to access and utilise the protection systems available to them and identifies key challenges for SMEs in appropriating full value from IPRs. It also investigates effectiveness of regulatory frameworks and policy measures to support SME access to IPRs, identifying best practices and proposing policy recommendations
  • 5-December-2011

    English

    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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  • 29-November-2011

    English

    2nd ICGLR-OECD-UN meeting on implementation of due diligence for responsible mineral supply chains

    The multi-stakeholder meeting provided a forum for discussion on how best to implement the OECD-UN due diligence recommendations in the tin, tantalum and tungsten supply chain.

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  • 25-November-2011

    English, PDF, 1,544kb

    G20 Study on Whistleblower Protection Frameworks, Compendium of Best Practices and Guiding Principles for Legislation

    Prepared by the OECD for the G20, this study describes the main features of whistleblower protection frameworks currently in place in G20 countries and provides guiding principles and best practices to support the implementation of the G20 commitment to strengthen the protection of whistleblowers.

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  • 23-November-2011

    English, , 337kb

    2011 Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points: Report by the Chair

    This document reproduces the Report by the Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points (NCP) which was held in June 2011. This report reviews NCP activities as well as other implementation activities undertaken by adhering governments over the June 2010 - June 2011 period.

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  • 18-November-2011

    English

    2nd Working group meeting on due diligence in the gold supply chain

    This second meeting of the OECD-hosted working group on gold presented the revised Supplement on Gold and sought feedback and agreed on next steps.

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  • 18-November-2011

    English

    OECD Workshop on Steelmaking Raw Materials and the 71st Session of the Steel Committee Dec 2011

    The purpose of the Workshop was to bring together policy makers, raw material producers and steel industry representatives to exchange information on raw material market developments and problems pertaining to the availability of raw materials.

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  • 16-November-2011

    English

    Thailand: Key Issues and Policies

    This book offers policy guidance to Thailand for fostering entrepreneurship and strengthening the performance of SMEs and their contribution to growth and development. It provides evidence-based analysis and policy recommendations on thematic issues such as access to finance for SMEs and entrepreneurs, SME participation in global markets, intellectual assets and innovation, high-growth SMEs and women’s entrepreneurship.
  • 14-novembre-2011

    Français

    Les taux de start-ups commencent à montrer des signes de ralentissement dans la plupart des pays de l'OCDE en 2011

    Les "indicateurs actualisés de l’entrepreneuriat" mesurent, trimestriellement, le nombre de nouvelles entreprises et de faillites dans les pays pour lesquels des informations à jour sont disponibles. Les valeurs sont présentées en tendance-cycle (2006=100), qui est la trajectoire sous-jacente que l’on observe dans les données sur le long terme, cet-à-dire la combinaison des mouvements à long terme (tendance) et de moyen à long terme

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  • 2-November-2011

    English

    G20 Summit: Roundtable on Commodities and Raw Materials

    "At the end of the day, this is what the G20 is about: its “raison d’être” is to show leadership and equip the global economy with an efficient framework for policy coordination. And trade in raw materials and in food commodities should be no exception to this.", said M. Gurría.

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