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The OECD Freedom of Investment project provides a forum for discussing how governments can reconcile their duty to safeguard the essential security interests of their people with the need to protect and expand an open international investment system. Critical infrastructure has received special attention in recent changes to national investment policies in some countries. This paper reviews the role of investment policies in broader
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Transparency is the cornerstone of a well-functioning regulatory process. Countries participating in the “Freedom of Investment” project have exchanged experiences and ideas about the transparency and predictability of security-related reviews of foreign investment proposals. This paper summarises the findings of these discussions.
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Intellectual assets are central to value creation, economic growth and competitiveness in a modern economy. Building on these issues, this brochure provides an integrated perspective on recent OECD work covering three dimensions: macro, regional and firm-level.
The SME Policy Index 2007 presents the first comprehensive and comparative assessment of progress made in implementing the Charter.
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A three-day international workshop on innovation and the global impact of high-growth small and medium-sized firms (SMEs), organized by OECD with the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, hailed entrepreneurship and the fast growth of innovative small firms as the engines of economic growth.
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On 5 May 2008, the OECD and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with a view to ensuring that the proposed ISO 26000 Standard on Social Responsibility and related activities are consistent with and complement the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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This glossary of foreign direct investment terms forms part of the 4th Edition of the OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment and is intended to assist both the compilers and users of direct investment statistics.
How can policymakers encourage entrepreneurship and the fast growth of innovative small firms? The OECD Kansas City workshop examined innovation and the global impact of high-growth SMEs.
One of the distinctive characteristics of the current globalisation process is the emergence of global value chains. This paper shows how international input-output tables can be used to provide empirical evidence of the growing importance of these global value chains.
This publication presents detailed data on the industrial activity of multinationals in OECD countries. In an era of globalisation, these data highlight the increasing importance of multinationals in the economies of host countries. Time series cover 23 countries for the period 2000-2004.