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  • 15-May-2017

    English

    Small, Medium, Strong. Trends in SME Performance and Business Conditions

    SMEs and entrepreneurs play a key role in national economies around the world, generating employment and income, contributing to innovation and knowledge diffusion, responding to new or niched demands and social needs, and enhancing social inclusion. However, SMEs are often more affected by business environment conditions and structural policies than larger firms.

    This report presents comparative evidence on SME performance and trends, and on a broad range of policy areas and business environment conditions that are important for small businesses. The analysis takes into account the multi-dimensionality of SME policy objectives and the significant heterogeneity of the SME population, within and across countries. Data and indicators on framework conditions are complemented with information on recent policy trends in OECD countries. This publication addresses a growing demand by governments for tools to monitor the business environment for small and medium-sized enterprises, and benchmark the effectiveness of policies in creating appropriate conditions for them to flourish and grow.

  • 12-May-2017

    English

    The great divergence(s)

    This report provides new evidence on the increasing dispersion in wages and productivity using novel micro-aggregated firm-level data from 16 countries.

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  • 10-mai-2017

    Français

    Les nouvelles technologies sont encore sous-utilisées dans les entreprises

    L'adoption des technologies, matériaux et processus de pointe par les entreprises doit s'accélérer pour que les pays puissent pleinement en concrétiser le potentiel en termes de gains de productivité. Telle est la conclusion d'un nouveau rapport de l'OCDE.

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  • 10-mai-2017

    Français

    Statistiques de l'OCDE STAN pour l'analyse structurelle 2016

    Cette édition de la publication Statistiques l'OCDE STAN pour l'analyse structurelle 2016 est un outil utile en matière de recherche et d'analyse économiques internationales. Elle reflète les grandes tendances des diverses branches d'activité et souligne les liens qui les unissent. Elle comprend des mesures d'activité industrielle suivantes : production, valeur ajoutée (en prix courants et constants), formation brute de capital fixe, emploi et rémunération de la main-d'œuvre.

    Les statistiques sont libellées en monnaie nationale pour les données à prix courants, en fonction de la valeur à prix courants à l’année de référence (2010) pour les volumes et en nombre de personnes pour les données d’emploi.

    La couverture inclut plusieurs secteurs, couvrant notamment de nombreux secteurs de services. Les données sont déclarées selon la classification SCN 2008/CITI révision 4 et portent sur 18 pays de l’OCDE.

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  • 5-May-2017

    English

    Having the right mix: The role of skill bundles for comparative advantage and industry performance in global value chains (GVCs)

    Results of this study show that workers' skills bundles and their distribution have larger effects on specialisation than countries’ endowment of capital per employee, or the relative endowment of workers possessing different levels of education. Furthermore, the study finds evidence that the within-country dispersion of skills significantly affects specialisation patterns.

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  • 5-May-2017

    English

    US manufacturing decline and the rise of new production innovation paradigms

    Between 2000 and 2010, US manufacturing experienced a nightmare. The number of manufacturing jobs in the United States, which had been relatively stable at 17 million since 1965, declined by one third in that decade, falling by 5.8 million to below 12 million in 2010 (returning to just 12.3 million in 2016). Certainly, the 2007–08 recession accelerated the disruption, but the causes were also structural, not simply financial.

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  • 4-mai-2017

    Français

    Améliorer les compétences des adultes pour aider les pays à tirer avantage de la mondialisation

    Dans un environnement international de plus en plus concurrentiel, les travailleurs doivent être dotés d’un éventail de compétences adapté pour faire en sorte que la mondialisation soit porteuse de créations d’emplois et de gains de productivité plutôt que de retombées négatives sur le plan économique et social, selon un nouveau rapport publié par l'OCDE.

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  • 2-May-2017

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    Practical actions for companies to identify and address the worst forms of child labour in mineral supply chains

    These Practical Actions can help companies identify, mitigate and account for the worst forms of child labour in their mineral supply chains. They build on the due diligence framework of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance.

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  • 2-May-2017

    English

    Child labour risks in the minerals supply chain

    Practical actions for companies to identify and address the worst forms of child labour in mineral supply chains is for use by companies to help them identify, mitigate and account for the risks of child labour in their mineral supply chains. It builds on the due diligence framework of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.

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  • 2-May-2017

    English

    11th Forum on responsible mineral supply chains

    This annual, multi-stakeholder forum provides the opportunity to review and discuss compliance and implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, the ICGLR Regional Certification Mechanism and other initiatives to enable responsible mineral supply chains.

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