This book defines the major trends and challenges facing tourism in the next decade – from globalisation to environmental issues. Tourism data from 42 countries are presented and analysed including all OECD countries, and fast-growing tourism centres such as Brazil, Chile, China and India.
This country note, extracted from the STI Scoreboard 2009, explores recent developments in matters relating to innovation, science, technology and globalisation in Italy.
SMEs are suffering under the credit crunch, with banks demanding tougher loan terms while sales weaken and debtors delay payments. How can governments help? A Round Table organised under the auspices of the OECD to discuss possible policy options will take place on 26-27 March in Turin.
A high level OECD Committee meeting on Tourism in Riva del Garda (Italy) on 9-10 October 2008 involving ministers and industry experts from 27 OECD countries and 12 non-member countries.
Governments need to put in place comprehensive strategies to make their tourism industries more competitive and work with industry and regional and local authorities to promote sustainable tourism development.
The first edition of a biennial publication which analyses best practice in OECD and selected non member economies. It surveys a number of initiatives taken by governments and businesses in the tourism field, and provides a statistical profile of tourism in reporting countries.
La globalizzazione impone ai paesi OCSE di essere all’avanguardia nello sviluppo di nuovi prodotti e di nuove idee nel settore turistico, per mantenere elevati standard di competitività. Se la concorrenza è il veicolo fondamentale d’innovazione nel settore turistico, cio’ non di meno la co-operazione resta essenziale. Imprenditori creativi possono contribuire a sviluppare in maniera più vantaggiosa le destinazioni turistiche. Queste
This event will address some concrete cases of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the field of tourism. A session will also present some business and policy issues related to entrepreneurship and innovation in tourism and implications for policy.
This paper examines the impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs) on technical production efficiency in a wide range of Italian industries.
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Italy, which has progressively removed the obstacles to free movement of capital in the 1980s, has experienced substantial inflows of foreign direct investment. At the same time, Italian enterprises considerably reinforced their foreign presence. Under the combined effect of in- and outflow of direct investment, Italy strengthened economic ties with OECD countries, most particularly with partners in the European Union. This