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Private initiatives for corporate responsibility have been a major development in international management over the last twenty years. The initiatives include issuance of codes of business conduct, implementation of management systems and broader efforts to improve business accountability. Yet, there is little agreement about what these initiatives mean or how effective they are.
The OECD project on corporate responsibility seeks to
The first OECD Conference on Women Entrepreneurs in SMEs in 1997 highlighted their contribution to innovation and job creation. Since that time, women's entrepreneurship has been burgeoning. Women entrepreneurs constitute a growing share of SME o...
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1992, the Russian Federation promptly proceeded with initial economic reform measures and privatisation programmes which were largely completed by 1994.
Despite the creation of a basic corporate sector, many structural reforms remained incomplete, limiting inflows of foreign investment. Following the financial crisis in 1998, Russia has been in a period of stabilisation and is now showing
The OECD Manual on Tourism Satellite Accounts and Employment
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The CIME has just completed a major study of private initiatives for corporate responsibility using databases covering over two thousand organisations based in thirty countries. Voluntary initiatives in the area of corporate responsibility are a significant trend in international business in recent years. This report to Ministers outlines the key findings of the study.
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This report, published in the July 2000 edition of Financial Market Trends, contains data and statistics concerning Foreign Direct Investment worldwide in 1999.
A list of frequently asked questions relating to corporate responsibility.
Since 1993, the OECD has published Investment Guides for a number of economies in transition. These Guides identify areas of opportunity for (potential) foreign investors, provide information on the historical, political, economic, financial and ...
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December 2000. Because of its size, China's "open door policy" launched twenty years ago constitutes a unique and vast laboratory for the study of major structural changes in China and the world economy.
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OECD Business and Industry Policy Forum on Environmental Management: Challenges for Industry, Paris, 27 September 2000.