Publications & Documents


  • 22-January-2009

    English

    Business ethics and OECD principles: What can be done to avoid another crisis?

    Mr. Gurría underlined that business ethics should be at the center of any new road-map for the global economy. Markets should not only be more stable, but morally acceptable as well. He said that it is time to reunite ethics and economics through a solid, transparent and updated set of rules.

  • 21-January-2009

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    Foreign government-controlled investors and recipient country investment policies: a scoping paper

    This paper was prepared to support multilateral discussions of recipient country investment policies towards foreign government-controlled investors (FGCIs) at the eighth and ninth Freedom of Investment (FOI) Roundtables, convened under the auspices of the OECD Investment Committee.

  • 16-January-2009

    English, , 264kb

    Investment guarantees and political risk insurance - Institutions, incentives and development

    Institutional features and policy practices of investment guarantee programmes - institutional features of the public and private segments of the political risk insurance market - issues of potential relevance for the investment policy community. Typically, international investment projects for which such insurance is sought are located in developing countries. In recent years, the value of investment guarantees has averaged about

  • 16-January-2009

    English

    OECD Investment Policy Perspectives

    OECD Investment Policy Perspectives focuses on multidisciplinary empirical and analytical research of practical relevance for the global investment policy community.

  • 12-January-2009

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    Competition law and foreign-government controlled investors

    Prepared for the 9th Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, this paper by Secretariat of the Competition Committee describes its perspective on investments by foreign government-controlled investors.

  • 30-December-2008

    English

    Fostering Entrepreneurship for Innovation (STI Working Paper 2008/5)

    This paper presents the role of entrepreneurship policies in supporting innovation in four OECD countries. It consists of a synthesis report based on the findings of country case studies on Korea, Mexico, Norway and Turkey. The case studies are appended to the synthesis report.

  • 17-December-2008

    English

    Open Innovation in a Global Perspective: What Do Existing Data Tell Us? (STI Working Paper 2008/4)

    This paper presents different indicators using existing data on R&D investments, innovation survey data, patent data and data on licensing, illustrating the increasing importance and the different characteristics of open innovation across companies, industries and countries.

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  • 17-December-2008

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    9th OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries: Summary of discussions

    Organised in Paris on 17 December 2008, discussions at this roundtable focused on a review of recent investment policy developments in participating countries, multiple approval processes and foreign government-controlled investment.

  • 16-December-2008

    English

    The Impact of Culture on Tourism

    The Impact of Culture on Tourism examines the growing relationship between tourism and culture, and the way in which they have together become major drivers of destination attractiveness and competitiveness. Based on recent case studies that illustrate the different facets of the relationship between tourism, culture and regional attractiveness, and the policy interventions which can be taken to enhance the relationship, this

  • 10-December-2008

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    Investment in Transport Infrastructure in Africa

    This report compiles papers prepared for the NEPAD-OECD Expert Roundtable in Kampala on 11 December 2008, specifically: how to increase sound private investment in Africa's road infrastructure; an overview of regional road infrastructure projects in the East African Community; emerging public and sovereign fund investors in Africa's infrastructure; and, engaging the private sector in African infrastructure.

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