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Summary report from the first annual meeting of the National Contact Points of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises held on 18 June 2001.
Since regaining its independence in 1990, Lithuania has undergone a remarkable economic transformation. By the end of 2000, this process had been greatly stimulated by the inflow of some US$2.3 billion in foreign direct investment. FDI has contributed to green-field investment, mergers and acquisitions, as well as the privatisation of state-owned-enterprises. Creating favourable conditions for FDI has been a core element of
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July 2001. Country assessment and action plan. This report was prepared in response to a request from, and in co-operation with, the Government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
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This article covers trends in foreign direct investment throughout the 1980s and 1990s and the policy developments that have accompanied these trends. It also discusses the impact of FDI on the three pillars of sustainable development - economic growth, environmental protection and social development, the response of firms to increased public concerns regarding sustainability, how these responses can contribute to sustainable
Services are the driving force in OECD economies, accounting for at least 70% of GNP in many countries. However, their potential contribution is hampered by government policies that were designed for manufacturing industries.
The first OECD Conference on Women Entrepreneurs in SMEs in 1997 highlighted their contribution to innovation and job creation. Since that time, women’s entrepreneurship has been burgeoning
What are the problems faced by SMEs in OECD countries and developing and transition economies in today's globalising world? What are the framework conditions that influence SMEs' incentives and capacities to innovate? What is the optimal role of ...
The first OECD Conference on Women Entrepreneurs in SMEs in 1997 highlighted their contribution to innovation and job creation. Since that time, women's entrepreneurship has been burgeoning. Women entrepreneurs constitute a growing share of SME o...
Après la dissolution de l'Union soviétique en 1992, la Fédération de Russie a rapidement mis en place des mesures de réforme économique et des programmes de privatisation, achevés pour la plupart dès 1994. En dépit de la création d'un secteur privé de base, de nombreuses réformes structurelles sont restées incomplètes, limitant les entrées d'investissement étranger. Depuis la crise financière de 1998, la Russie connaît une phase de
Cette étude de l’OCDE sur les initiatives privées met en lumière les divers aspects du mouvement en faveur de la responsabilité des entreprises. Que font les entreprises et les associations professionnelles ? Comment les pouvoirs publics ont-ils influencé ces initiatives ? En quoi ont-elles, le cas échéant, contribué à améliorer la capacité du secteur privé à respecter la législation et la réglementation et à répondre aux attentes