21/09/2016 - Entrepreneurs traditionally play a crucial role in creating jobs and boosting growth, but new company creation and small business activity stalled during the global economic crisis. What has happened since is one of many topics to be covered in Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2016, the OECD’s annual assessment of entrepreneurial activity in key countries worldwide.
This year’s report features wide-ranging indicators to monitor small business activity before, during and since the global economic crisis, assess international trade by SMEs and better understand gender gaps in entrepreneurship. A special feature of the 2016 report assesses SME productivity.
This year’s report will also introduce data from a new online monthly business survey prepared by Facebook, the OECD and the World Bank. The Future of Business Survey aims to provide regular insight on how SMEs view their current and future economic environment, as well as offering unique data on the challenges companies face, the tactics they will employ and demographics on small companies and entrepreneurs.
OECD Chief Statistician Martine Durand will present Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2016 during a press conference starting at 14:00 (CEST) on Wednesday 28 September at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. Ms Durand and World Bank Lead Economist Gero Carletto will also provide details on the new public-private partnership with Facebook.
Facebook Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa Nicola Mendelsohn will present the key findings from The Future of Business Survey.
For journalists unable to attend, the news conference will be webcast at: http://video.oecd.org/
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2016 and The Future of Business Survey by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release. The report will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 14:00 CET time (13.00 GMT) for immediate release.
The report will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the report under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the report by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information on The Future of Business Survey, contact Lola Baños in the Facebook communications team (+34 607 046942).