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  • 11-July-2013

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    Business start-up rates remain sluggish, new OECD data shows

    Business start-up rates remain below pre-crisis levels – particularly in the Euro area – indicating that entrepreneurs may continue to be suffering from restrictive lending conditions, according to new OECD data released in the latest issue of Entrepreneurship at a Glance.

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  • 10-July-2013

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    Workshop: Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship, the Triple Helix and Local Economic Development (London, UK)

    The creation of innovative new firms and the development of SME innovation are strongly influenced by the extent to which localities offer environments that favour the transfer of knowledge to local business and provide the other resources required for innovative firm development, including skills, finance, advice, and supply chain partners.

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  • 26-June-2013

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    The Construction of a New International Economic Order

    To better integrate their economies into Global Value Chains, governments need a fine-tuned understanding of their dynamics and policies, and we have made considerable progress on this front. For example, we have learned that success in international markets depends as much on the capacity to import high-quality inputs as on the capacity to export: intermediate inputs account for over 2/3 of the goods and 70% of the services we trade.

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  • 26-June-2013

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    Inaugural Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

    This meeting will address high-level systematic approaches to responsible business conduct and identify priority areas for future action. In the wake of the Rana Plaza tragedy, Her Excellency Dr. Dipu Moni, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Bangladesh, will open the Forum and participate in a special session on Bangladesh and the textile industry.

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  • 31-May-2013

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    International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean

    The fifth edition of the Forum, on 31 May 2013. How can governments engage reforms in favour of higher productivity by more adequately addressing the needs of SMEs and by better including them in the production structure?

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  • 28-May-2013

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    New approach to globalisation and global value chains needed to boost growth and jobs, says OECD

    Technological advances, less costly shipping and trade liberalisation have transformed the way in which companies make products and distribute them worldwide. Governments that become more open to trade and investment, and encourage innovation will help firms better integrate the global value chains that are driving growth in increasingly interconnected economies, according to new OECD research.

  • 27-May-2013

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    Failing to close the stable door

    The recent scandal over the use of horsemeat in readymade meals that has shaken the entire European continent has revealed not only the complexity and opacity of our food supply chain, but also–and above all–the shortcomings of European food law.

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  • 19-April-2013

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    Financing small business: a key to economic recovery

    Access to finance remains a key challenge for small and medium-sized enterprises and a stumbling block to recovery in most countries, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 5-April-2013

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    Beyond Industrial Policy: Emerging Issues and New Trends

    This paper reviews the evidence on emerging thinking and new trends in the sphere of industrial policy. Using a broad and inclusive definition of industrial policy, it proposes a new typology based on the orientation of policy and the policy domain and a framework based on growth accounting, which parallels the evolution of thinking about the rationale for industrial policy interventions.

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  • 4-April-2013

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    What Drives the Dynamics of Business Growth?

    This policy paper provides new evidence on the link of labour market regulation, bankruptcy legislation, financial market development and R&D support policies with growth dynamics. The study goes beyond looking at differences in average growth rates as it analyses changes in the whole distribution of firms.

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