Publications & Documents


  • 24-July-2009

    English

    Responding to the Economic Crisis - Fostering Industrial Restructuring and Renewal

    This report examines the impact of the global economic downturn on the long-term competitiveness of the automotive and construction sectors and explores the role of government policy in generating restructuring and renewal.

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  • 22-July-2009

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    OECD countries improve their investment commitments under the Codes of Liberalisation

    Country positions under the OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations, as well as the companion OECD National Treatment instrument, have been revised in a report issued by the OECD Council.

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  • 20-July-2009

    English, , 469kb

    Top Barriers and Drivers of SME Internationalisation

    This report reviews drivers of and barriers to internationalisation of SMEs and offers deeper understanding of the measures aimed at addressing top barriers.

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  • 17-July-2009

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    Clusters, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    This publication explores the success of major innovation and entrepreneurship clusters in OECD countries, the challenges they now face in sustaining their positions and the lessons for other places seeking to build successful clusters.  What are the key factors for cluster success?  What problems are emerging on the horizon? Which is the appropriate role of the public sector in supporting the expansion of  clusters and overcoming the obstacles?

    The book addresses these and other issues, analysing seven internationally reputed clusters in depth: Grenoble in France, Vienna in Austria, Waterloo in Canada, Dunedin in New Zealand, Medicon Valley in Scandinavia, Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom, and Madison, Wisconsin, in the United States.  For each cluster, it looks at the factors that have contributed to its growth, the impact of the cluster on local entrepreneurship performance, and the challenges faced for further expansion.  It also puts forward a set of policy recommendations geared to the broader context of cluster development.

    This publication is essential reading for policy makers, practitioners and academics wishing to obtain good practices in cluster development and guidance on how  to enhance the economic impact of clusters.

     

  • 16-July-2009

    English

    Modifications of OECD countries' positions under the Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations and the National Treatment instrument

    This Report by the Investment Committee transmits the results of a review initiated in 2007 to update members' positions under the OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations and the OECD National Treatment instrument of the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises.

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  • 15-July-2009

    English

    108th Session of the OECD’s Council Working Party on Shipbuilding,

    Description of the 108th session of the OECD’s Council Working Party on Shipbuilding (WP6).

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  • 15-July-2009

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    Fall in shipbuilding set to continue for some time, says OECD Council Working Party on Shipbuilding

    The economic downturn has hit shipbuilding hard. New orders have contracted by up to 90% and cancellations have increased, which is likely to result in significant excess shipbuilding capacity. This outlook is unlikely to improve for some time.

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  • 15-July-2009

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    Fall in shipbuilding set to continue for some time, says OECD Council Working Party on Shipbuilding

    The economic downturn has hit shipbuilding hard. New orders have contracted by up to 90% and cancellations have increased, which is likely to result in significant excess shipbuilding capacity.

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  • 9-July-2009

    English

    Discussion on the impact of the economic downturn on the shipbuilding industry, 9-10 July 2009

    Presentations made during the discussion on the impact of the economic downturn on the shipbuilding industry at the 108th Session of the OECD's Council Working Party on Shipbuilding on 9-10 July 2009.

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  • 26-June-2009

    English

    The Impact of the Global Crisis on SME and Entrepreneurship Financing and Policy Responses

    The impact of the global crisis on SMEs and entrepreneurs’ access to finance and present strategies so far adopted by governments to deal with the problem is analysed in this report.

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