The new OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook presents the latest trends in performance
of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and provides a comprehensive overview
of business conditions and policy frameworks for SMEs and entrepreneurs.This year’s
edition provides comparative evidence on business dynamism, productivity growth, wage
gaps and export trends by firm size across OECD countries and emerging economies.
It explores the implications of digitalisation and globalisation for market conditions
and SME access to strategic resources such as finance, skills, technology, data and
other innovation assets. The report gives comparative analysis of regulatory frameworks
and policies to enhance contributions by SMEs and entrepreneurs, and delivers a forward-looking
perspective on the opportunities and challenges SMEs and entrepreneurs face in doing
business and scaling up their activities. It also contains country profiles outlining
the latest developments in national SME performance and business conditions, with
expanded country profiles available on line.
launch of the new SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook on Monday 20th May, 16h30 pm, OECD Forum Press Conference Room
with Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Director of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities; Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD and Ambassador Dermot Nolan, Permanent Representative of Ireland and Martine Durand, OECD Chief Statistician, Director of the OECD Statistics and Data Directorate.