Publications & Documents


  • 13-June-2007

    English

    Enhancing the role of SMEs in Global Value Chains (GVCs)

    Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains, addresses how globalisation of value chains and of large enterprises affects the role of SMEs as traditional partners, suppliers or distributors for larger firms and explores the benefits of SME participation in global value chains.

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  • 11-June-2007

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    G8 Summit Declaration on Freedom of Investment, Investment Environment and Social Responsibility

    Freedom of Investment, Investment Environment, and Social Responsibility was one of the key themes at the annual summit of the Group of Eight leading industrialised nations (G8) which took place in Heiligendamm, Germany, from 6-8 June 2007. The G8 Summit Declaration called for continuation of the OECD Investment Committee's project on Freedom of Investment, National Security and "Strategic" Industries, additional non-member adherences

  • 6-June-2007

    English

    Staying Competitive in the Global Economy: Moving Up the Value Chain (Synthesis Report)

    The globalisation of production has changed the industrial structure within OECD countries, and in some sectors blunted their competitiveness. Another major consequence has been fears of job losses, due to outsourcing and offshoring. How should OECD countries respond?

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  • 30-May-2007

    English

    OECD Steel Committee Meeting and Roundtable on Consolidation in the world steel industry

    OECD 62nd Session of the Steel Committee took place in Istanbul on 17 May 2007

  • 29-May-2007

    English

    OECD Structural Business Statistics Expert Meeting – Paris, 10-11 May 2007

    A number of themes will be focused on at this second meeting of the OECD's SBS Expert Meeting. Key amongst these is the continuing development of indicators that further our understanding of Entrepreneurship Indicators, an area of growing policy interest.

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  • 21-May-2007

    English

    Seminar on Recent developments in Russia's investment environment and policy

    Organised in Helsinki on 21-22 May 2007, this seminar focused on recent developments in Russia’s business climate and investment policy, international investment in the energy sector and policies to promote responsible business conduct and the role of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

  • 21-May-2007

    English, , 313kb

    Globalisation and Innovation in the Business Services Sector

    This document looks at business support services and their strong linkages with other sectors. It aims to identify factors that affect delivery of business support services and could enhance growth prospects more broadly, with a focus on productivity, standardisation, regulation and trade.

  • 11-May-2007

    English, , 995kb

    Compilation manual for an index of service production

    The OECD Compilation Manual for Index of Services Production contains guidelines and methodologies to measure short-term production activities of the services sector by national agencies and international organisations. The Manual fills a gap in existing international statistical standards for guidelines and recommendations on the compilation of output indicators for the services sector of OECD Member countries. This Manual

  • 8-May-2007

    English

    G8 Labour and Employment Ministers provide strong support for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    G8 Labour and Employment Ministers met in Dresden on 6-8 May 2007 to discuss the opportunities and challenges that globalisation brings with it for the working world. In referring to the contribution companies can make to shaping the social dimension in a world economy of ongoing globalisation, the G8 Chair's conclusions strongly emphasised the role of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

  • 7-May-2007

    English, , 138kb

    The contribution of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to managing globalisation

    This overview of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises was prepared for the meeting of G8 Labour and Employment Ministers which took place on 6-8 May 2007 in Dresden, Germany,

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