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
This publication presents detailed data on the role played by multinationals in the OECD economies. Volume I, which is updated annually on SourceOECD, provides data for the manufacturing sector. Volume II, published here for the first time, presents data for services. Both volumes of the present edition also include for the first time data on the activity of affiliates of national firms abroad.
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.
This paper describes the methodology elaborated and used by Statistics Denmark to produce statistics on new enterprises, and also lists the indicators developed for measuring new enterprises.
The central aim of this paper is to report findings from an Australian study of the influence of firm dynamics on labour productivity growth during Australia’s productivity surge in the 1990s.
Understanding the importance of the dynamic entry process in the Canadian economy involves measuring size of entry. The main purpose of this paper is to summarise the information that we have on the amount of entry in Canada.
In this paper, we outline the size of the turnover in plants that have entered and exited the Canadian manufacturing sector over each of the last three decades. We also examine the contribution of plant turnover to labour productivity growth in the manufacturing sector over the three periods.
This paper assesses the drivers of global industrial restructuring and the impacts on small firms.
This paper investigates the evolution of the industrial structure in the Canadian manufacturing sector and its relationship to technological change.
The Internet is providing firms with new ways to conduct business and exchange and communicate information and ideas. In doing so, it is enabling companies to improve efficiency and develop novel ways to co-ordinate activities.