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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are attracting increased attention in recognition of their economic role and their contribution to growth. SMEs represent over 95% of enterprises in most OECD countries, generate a substantial share of GD...
The Bologna charter on SME policies (adopted on 15 June 2000). Ministers and Representatives of governments of Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, ...
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This Compendium on the past, present and future activities in the area of SME issues and policies carried out by International and regional bodies, has been prepared by Professor Bernadette Madeuf (Université Paris X Nanterre) in co-operation ...
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What are the problems faced by SMEs in OECD countries and developing and transition economies in todayÂ’s globalising world? What are the framework conditions that influence SMEsÂ’ incentives and capacities to innovate? What is the optimal role of ...
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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.