Industry and globalisation

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The OECD Council Working Party on Shipbuilding (WP6) seeks to progressively establish normal competitive conditions in the industry. It encourages transparency through data collection and analysis, and seeks to expand policy dialogue with non-OECD economies that have significant shipbuilding industries.
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The OECD carries out analytical and statistical work in world steel market and industry developments, world steelmaking capacity, world steel trade developments, and basic steel statistics. It holds meetings and workshops to discuss current and emerging issues.
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Today’s global marketplace is characterised by a growing interconnectedness and fragmentation of production into global value chains – where at each stage, value is created that we can now increasingly measure. In parallel, value is increasingly embedded in knowledge-driven activities. This raises a host of policy issues.
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The changing face of global trade

Business competitiveness and export performance are increasingly tied to countries’ integration into global production chains and a willingness to open markets to wider imports, according to preliminary international trade data released by the OECD and the World Trade Organizaton (WTO).


This joint OECD-WTO initiative on Measuring Trade in Value Added breaks with conventional measurements of trade, which record gross flows of goods and services each time they cross borders. It seeks instead to analyse the value added by a country in the production of any good or service that is then exported, and offers a fuller picture of commercial relations between nations.

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Recent publications

PRODUCTIVITY: Compendium of Indicators
15 November 2013

STI POLICY PAPER: Policies for Seed and Early Finance
25 October 2013

INNOVATION: Support for young firms would boost job creation
23 October 2013

INNOVATION: Reform R&D tax systems to help young firms
10 October 2013

WORKSHOP: Understanding Productivity Growth: New Insights, New Questions
Paris, 22-23 October 2013

TRADE IN VALUE ADDED: New analysis highlights importance of services to global trade
29 May 2013

GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS: New approach to globalisation needed to boost jobs and growth
28 May 2013

WORKING PAPER: Stimulating Economic Growth through Knowledge-Based Investment
24 May 2013

BEYOND INDUSTRIAL POLICY: Emerging Issues and New Trends
5 April 2013

STI POLICY PAPER: What Drives the Dynamics of Business Growth?
4 April 2013

GREEN GROWTH: Why New Business Models Matter
26 February 2013

CONFERENCE: Growth, Innovation and Competitiveness - Maximising the Benefits of Knowledge-Based Capital
Paris, 13-14 February 2013

MEASURING TRADE IN VALUE ADDED: First release of indicators
16 January 2013

AMNE Database – Activity of Multinational Enterprises
4 December 2012

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013: Innovation for Growth


OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013:
Innovation for Growth

Supporting Investment in Knowledge Capital, Growth and Innovation


Supporting Investment in Knowledge Capital, Growth and Innovation

In addition, the OECD is developing new empirical evidence on the emergence and impacts of GVCs; in co-operation with the WTO, a first release of the Trade in Value Added (TiVA) Database was in January 2013; a second release with a broader coverage in terms of countries, years and indicators is scheduled for June 2013.


Interconnected Economies: Benefiting from Global Value Chains


OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2013

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2012 | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management Solution


OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2012 

Fostering Innovation for Green Growth | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management Solution


Fostering Innovation for Green Growth
 

Financing High-Growth Firms | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management Solution


Financing High-Growth Firms: The Role of Angel Investors

Business Innovation Policies | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management Solution
Business Innovation Policies:
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