Publications & Documents


28-May-2013

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Interconnected Economies - Benefiting from Global Value Chains

Global Value Chains (GVCs) have exploded in the past decade and refer to the international dispersion of design, production, assembly, marketing and distribution of services, activities, and products. Different stages in the production process are increasingly located across different economies, and intermediate inputs like parts and components are produced in one country and then exported to other countries for further production

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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.

24-May-2013

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Stimulating Economic Growth through Knowledge-Based Investment

Recent studies have shown that knowledge-based capital (KBC) is an important source of economic growth in many of the world’s advanced economies (much more so than R&D alone) and is positively correlated with real GDP per capita in a cross-section of these economies. This literature is still in its infancy and there is, as yet, no systematic discussion of KBC policy. This working paper makes an attempt to fill this gap.

23-May-2013

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OECD-China co-operation in the field of international investment

China is increasingly interested in further advancing its investment co-operation with the OECD. This is in large part due to the fact that China wants to attract more "quality" foreign direct investment (FDI) from OECD-based companies and the perception that the OECD could provide useful best policy practices and experiences for China.

23-May-2013

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China Investment Policy Update

This paper examines China’s investment policy since the publication of the 2008 OECD Investment Policy Review of China and recommends that the Chinese government continue its efforts to liberalise and increase the transparency and predictability of the framework for both inward and outward FDI. OECD Working Papers on International Investment - No. 2013/1.

16-May-2013

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Intervention by Mr Sergio Arzeni at the Plenary session on “Small Business: the Heart of the Global Economy”

Now all governments realise why SMEs and entrepreneurship matter: because they are the sources of new jobs.

6-May-2013

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Workshop: Management and leadership skills in high-growth firms (Warsaw, Poland)

High-growth firms, i.e. enterprises that grow rapidly over a short period of time, have drawn the attention of policy makers because of the large number of jobs they create. While it is uncontested that high-growth firms account for most job creation, there are fewer certainties about the features and characteristics of these enterprises or on how best they can be promoted by policy.

2-May-2013

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Forum on implementing due diligence in the 3Ts and Gold supply chains

Participants in this multi-stakeholder meeting launched the Gold Implementation programme and advanced implementation of due diligence in the 3Ts supply chain to ensure that companies avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral or metal purchasing decisions and practices.

29-April-2013

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Mexico: Key Issues and Policies

During the past decade, the Mexican government has put into place a strong policy framework for the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurship.   It has created a sequence of policy support running from the development of new entrepreneurs, micro-enterprises, SMEs and gazelles  to the stimulation of linkages between SMEs and so-called 'tractor' firms.  New co-ordination arrangements have also been

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25-April-2013

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Seminar: Evaluation of programmes for the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises (Jerusalem, Israel)

The workshop is for policy makers and practitioners who are interested in commissioning and managing evaluations of business development programmes.

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