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.
This workshop has been organised by Eurostat and FORA and the results input directly to the joint Eurostat-OECD Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme (EIP).
Governments and industry reviewed and discussed current steel and steel-related raw material market developments, taking into account the consequences of the financial crisis presently hitting the world economy. The workshop built a broader understanding of the raw material markets and explored ways and means to improve the functioning of these markets to ensure a secure, predictable and accessible supply of steel raw materials while
Description of the items discussed at the 106th Session of the WP6 meeting held in July 2008.
Organised in Paris on 27 June 2008, this seminar aimed to initiate a continuing dialogue and the establishment of a network for sharing information on best practices of environmentally responsible business conduct among Chinese enterprises.
Organised in Paris on 26-27 June 2008, this symposium discussed a report outlining China’s recent progress in encouraging responsible business conduct, examined remaining challenges and offered proposals for advancing work in this area.
Organised in Paris on 23-24 June 2008, this year’s roundtable was devoted to a high-level policy dialogue between governments, business, labour and other stakeholders around the theme “Employment and Industrial Relations: Promoting Responsible Business Conduct in a Globalising Economy”.
New Models of Innovation for Economic Growth and Sustainability
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.
Organised in Paris on 27-28 March 2008, this event focused on best practice in promoting investment for development. The relationship between investment and development was a key theme during the 2007 G-8 Summit, which called upon “UNCTAD and the OECD to jointly engage industrialised countries, emerging economies and developing countries in the development of best practices for creating an institutional environment conducive to