The rapid growth of entrepreneurship and small firms has been one of the greatest successes in post-Communist transformation in Poland. SMEs have greatly contributed to employment, investment and value added in the Polish economy. However, key barriers to further growth remain in the business environment for SMEs and entrepreneurs. This book sets out the current SME and entrepreneurship climate, reviews SME and entrepreneurship issues and policies at national and local levels, and provides observations and recommendations for improving and supporting entrepreneurship and SMEs in Poland.
The markets for goods and services have undergone significant changes over the past 20 years. Regulatory reform, global markets, new technologies and growth in the role of services in economic activity have driven the changes which, in many instances, have provided significant benefits to consumers. Relatively little attention has been paid to the challenges these developments have posed for consumers. More choice and more complexity in many markets have made it increasingly difficult for them to compare and assess the value of products and services. The challenges for consumers have raised similar challenges for the government authorities responsible for protecting them from unfair commercial practices and fraud.
This book examines how markets have evolved and provides insights for improved consumer policy making. It explores, for the first time, how what we have learned through the study of behavioural economics is changing the way policy makers are addressing problems.
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This working paper, the 2010 update of the FDI Restrictiveness Index (FDI Index), expands the sectors covered and revises the way in which FDI measures are scored and weighted.
The 2010 OECD Corporate Responsibility Roundtable launched an update of the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises with discussions focusing on supply chains, human rights and evironment and climate change.
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Investment Newsletter No.13 focuses on global international investment activity, FDI index measuring FDI restrictions, responsible supply chain management of conflict minerals, resisting protectionism in G-20 countries, the launch of an update of the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the role of the OECD Codes of Liberalisation in becoming a member of the OECD.
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Presentation by Prof. Valéry PATIN, Associate Professor at the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne at the OECD Workshop on Sustainable Development Strategies and Tourism on 18 June 2010.
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Presentation by Ms. Margarita NÁJERA, Commissioner of the Spanish Government for the Platja de Palma, at the Workshop on Sustainable Development Strategies and Tourism on 18 June 2010.
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Presentation by Mr. Tom SELÄNNIEMI, Senior Adviser of Tour Operators Initiative (TOI), at the Workshop on Sustainable Development Strategies and Tourism on 18 June 2010.
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Presentation by Mr. Charles ARDEN-CLARKE (UNEP) and Mr. Gérard RUIZ (Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism), during the Workshop on Sustainable Development Strategies and Tourism on 18 June 2010.
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Presentation by Mr. Stefan GÖSSLING, Professor at the Lund University of Sweden, at the OECD Workshop on Sustainable Development Strategies and Tourism on 18 June 2010.