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This paper, by Dr. Valpy Fitzgerald of Oxford University, examines recent policy issues relating to foreign investment incentives in the regulatory domain.
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Summary report from the first annual meeting of the National Contact Points of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises held on 18 June 2001.
Since regaining its independence in 1990, Lithuania has undergone a remarkable economic transformation. By the end of 2000, this process had been greatly stimulated by the inflow of some US$2.3 billion in foreign direct investment. FDI has contributed to green-field investment, mergers and acquisitions, as well as the privatisation of state-owned-enterprises. Creating favourable conditions for FDI has been a core element of
Special Issue of the Science, Technology and Industry Outlook
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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 ...