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Fostering a regulatory environment which is conducive to the establishment and performance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is a high policy priority in OECD countries. Regulatory reform for smaller firms should seek to correct market...
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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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 ...
High and rising unemployment rates in the early 1990s have moved the employment question centre-stage in the policy debate. This paper aims at identifying common results and trends from national studies, as well as identifying "best practices" of analysis and data gathering.
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What are the main issues and policy implications facing SMEs? This summary of a workshop held in Washington on their role in creating jobs, promoting economic growth and innovation, lays bare the major issues.