Publications & Documents


  • 28-October-2008

    English, , 499kb

    CFE Insight newsletter, vol.1 (Nov 2006)

    CFE Insight, a journal published on a regular basis by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (CFE).

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  • 23-October-2008

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    Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains

    The globalisation of production processes characterises the current phase of globalisation. Participation in global value chains (GVCs) can bring stability to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and allow them to increase productivity and expand their business. This OECD report identifies the ways in which governments, the business community, and international organisations can facilitate SMEs’ gainful participation in global value chains through policies, practices and targeted support programmes. It presents the findings of case studies carried out in five industries (the automotive sector, scientific and precision instruments, software, film production and distribution and tourism).
  • 11-October-2008

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    Sovereign Wealth Funds and recipient countries - Working together to maintain and expand freedom of investment

    This brochure, prepared for the International Monetary and Financial Committee on 11 October 2008, presents OECD guidance for recipient country policies towards SWFs, as well as an overview of OECD work on Freedom of Investment.

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  • 10-October-2008

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    Entrepreneurship and Higher Education

    Stimulating innovative and growth-oriented entrepreneurship is a key economic and societal challenge to which universities and colleges have much to contribute. This book examines the role that higher education institutions are currently playing through teaching entrepreneurship and transferring knowledge and innovation to enterprises and discusses how they should develop this role in the future. The key issues, approaches and trends are analysed and compared across a range of countries, from the experiences of the most entrepreneurial universities in North America to advanced European models and emerging practices in Central and Eastern Europe.

    It is clear that entrepreneurship engagement is a rapidly expanding and evolving aspect of higher education that requires proper support and development. The book stresses the need to expand existing entrepreneurship efforts and introduce more creative and effective approaches, building on the best practices highlighted from around the world. It will provide inspiration for those in higher education seeking to expand and improve their entrepreneurship teaching and knowledge-transfer activities, and for policy makers who wish to provide appropriate support initiatives and frameworks.

  • 10-October-2008

    English

    “Whole of government” approach needed to ensure competitiveness and sustainability in tourism, says OECD

    Governments need to put in place comprehensive strategies to make their tourism industries more competitive and work with industry and regional and local authorities to promote sustainable tourism development.

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  • 8-October-2008

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

    Organised in Paris on 8 October 2008, this roundtable focused on strengthening peer monitoring of recipient country policies, accountability in applying national security investment safeguards and foreign government-controlled investment.

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  • 8-October-2008

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    OECD Guidance on Sovereign Wealth Funds

    The OECD guidance for recipient country investment policies relating to national security OECD was adopted by the OECD Investment Committee on 8 October 2008. Taken together, the OECD guidance for recipient countries and the Santiago Principles for SWFs provide the international community with a robust framework for promoting mutual trust and confidence and reaping the full benefits of SWFs for home and host countries

  • 7-October-2008

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    Open Innovation in Global Networks

    Businesses are increasingly internationalising their innovation activities and working with external partners. This publication examines what drives companies to collaborate on R&D with international partners and how global networks fit into overall business strategies.

  • 3-October-2008

    English

    OECD Bologna Process on SME & Entrepreneurship Policies

    The OECD Bologna Process on SME & Entrepreneurship Policies is a significant milestone for small business and entrepreneurship policy making. A synopsis of the research and events which have followed on from the original SME Ministerial Conference in Bologna.

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  • 2-October-2008

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    Measuring Determinants of Entrepreneurial Activity - the Area of R&D and Technology, Copenhagen, 30-31 October 2008

    This workshop has been organised by Eurostat and FORA and the results input directly to the joint Eurostat-OECD Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme (EIP).

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