Working Papers


  • 16-January-2003

    English

    Use of Plant-Level Micro-Data for the Evaluation of SME Innovation Policy in Japan (STI Working Papers 2002/12)

    Japan’s SME policies have reached a turning point. The traditional policy of "lifting up SMEs" has been changed into a more pro-competitive policy to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in SMEs. This paper evaluates this policy and the new innovation promotion schemes initiated by METI through an examination of plant-level micro data. Longitudinal micro-data from the Census of Manufacturing are linked to the list of firms

  • 6-January-2003

    English

    STI Working Paper 2002/12: Use of Plant-Level Microdata for the Evaluation of SME Innovation Policy in Japan

    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.

  • 1-October-2002

    English, Excel, 145kb

    2002/2 - Managing Working Conditions in the Supply Chain: A Fact-Finding Study of Corporate Practices

    This working paper focuses on one aspect of supply chain management -- corporate policies and management practices with respect to working conditions in their supply chains. It provides new data about company practices of ...

  • 13-September-2002

    English

    The Contribution of ICT to Production Efficiency in Italy: Firm-level Evidence Using Data Envelopment Analysis and Econometric Estimations (STI Working Paper 2002/13)

    This paper examines the impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs) on technical production efficiency in a wide range of Italian industries.

  • 9-August-2002

    English

    Taxation, SMEs and Entrepreneurship (STI Working Paper 2002/9)

    This paper discusses the implications of tax policy for the growth of entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

  • 4-juin-2002

    Français, Excel, 293kb

    2002/1 - Les entreprises multinationales dans des situations de conflits violents et de violations généralisées des droits de l’homme

    Le présent rapport examine les difficultés d'ordre général que rencontrent les entreprises pour se comporter de façon responsable dans les pays où sévissent des troubles civils et des violations des droits de l'homme de grande ampleur....

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  • 25-May-2002

    English

    STI Working Paper 2002/14: Organisational Change and Firm Performance

    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)....

  • 5-April-2002

    English

    Organisational Change and Firm Performance (STI Working Papers 2002/14)

    Organisational change encompasses production processes (quality management, lean production, business re-engineering), management approaches (teamwork, training, flexible work and compensation) and external relations (outsourcing, customer relations, networking). Performance improvements from organisational investments are greatest when production, management and consumer approaches are combined, and when these bundled practices are

  • 9-March-2002

    English

    STI Working Paper 2002/9: Taxation, SMEs and Entrepreneurship

    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....

  • 8-March-2002

    English

    Linking Innovation to Productivity Growth Using Two Waves of the Community Innovation Survey (STI Working Paper 2002/8)

    Using two waves of the Community Innovation Survey (CIS) for the Netherlands, this paper integrates recent lines of research to estimate the contribution of innovation to manufacturing multifactor productivity (MFP) growth.

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