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July 2001. Country assessment and action plan. This report was prepared in response to a request from, and in co-operation with, the Government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
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This article covers trends in foreign direct investment throughout the 1980s and 1990s and the policy developments that have accompanied these trends. It also discusses the impact of FDI on the three pillars of sustainable development - economic growth, environmental protection and social development, the response of firms to increased public concerns regarding sustainability, how these responses can contribute to sustainable
Services are the driving force in OECD economies, accounting for at least 70% of GNP in many countries. However, their potential contribution is hampered by government policies that were designed for manufacturing industries.
Information on the role tourism plays in national economies throughout the world is particularly deficient, and credible data concerning tourism is needed. The TSA is a new statistical tool that is compatible with international national accounting guidelines and will allow for valid comparisons.
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
What are the problems faced by SMEs in OECD countries and developing and transition economies in today's globalising world? What are the framework conditions that influence SMEs' incentives and capacities to innovate? What is the optimal role of ...
1999 edition of this annual publication analyses the world Steel market. It provides the most up-to-date figures and the short-term outlook showing developments in the world steel market by area, and the main characteristics, apparent consumption, trade and production.
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