Reports


  • 1-January-1999

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    Corporate Governance: Effects on Firm Performance and Economic Growth

    This paper provides a qualitative assessment of the underlying factors that promote efficient corporate governance and examines the strengths, weaknesses, and economic implications associated with corporate governance systems in OECD countries.

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  • 15-November-1998

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    Internationalisation of Industrial R&D

    This report presents the patterns and main trends of the internationalisation of industrial R&D. It also probes the possible consequences of this phenomenon, which constitutes the most advanced stage in the globalisation process.

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  • 1-October-1998

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    Liberalising Capital Flows: Lessons from Asia

    The Asian crisis prompted calls from several quarters for tighter controls on foreign investment and capital flows in emerging markets. However, there are several compelling arguments in favour of freeing up capital flows in these markets, provided it is done in an orderly and properly structured way.

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  • 1-May-1998

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    The Experience of the OECD with the OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements

    May 1998. This paper was presented at an IMF Seminar on Current Legal Issues Affecting Central Banks.

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  • 27-April-1998

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    Women Entrepreneurs in Small and Medium Enterprises

    Proceedings of the OECD Conference on Women Entrepreneurs in Small and Medium Enterprises: A Major Force in Innovation and Job Creation, 16-18 April 1997.

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  • 21-March-1998

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    Development implications of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI)

    21 March 1998. At the time of the MAI negotiations, the United Kingdom commissioned an independent consultant, Dr. E.V.K. FitzGerald, to prepare a report on the possible implications of the MAI for developing countries.

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  • 22-June-1997

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    Small Businesses, Job Creation and Growth: Facts, Obstacles and Best Practices

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are currently attracting a great deal of attention from policy makers in OECD Member countries and elsewhere. In a world economy characterised by rapid globalisation, new opportunities are opening up for ...

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  • 20-June-1997

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    OECD Reviews of Foreign Direct Investment: Chile

    Chile is a significant host for foreign direct investment (FDI) in South America, especially given the relatively small size of its economy. The attraction of Chile to foreign investors lies not only in its resource abundance but also in its tradition of openness to foreign investment. Chilean policies towards inward investment generally conform to OECD standards, and the country has been a trailblazer within Latin America in terms of

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  • 1-October-1996

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  • 17-September-1996

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    OECD Reviews of Foreign Direct Investment: France

    Liberalisation of foreign direct investment (FDI) has been an essential element in the increasing internationalisation of the economy, and has enhanced France's image as an FDI host country. Thanks to a surge in direct investment flows since 1984-1985, France has become the third-ranking country in the OECD area in terms of inward FDI and fourth in terms of outward FDI at end 1994. The abrogation in early 1996 of the prior approval

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