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SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

In series:OECD Studies on SMEs and Entrepreneurshipview more titles

Published on May 20, 2010

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Small firms are playing an ever-increasing role in innovation, driven by changes in technologies and markets. Some spin-offs and high growth firms are having remarkable success. However, the broad bulk of small firms are not capitalising on their advantages. This book explores how government policy can boost innovation by improving the environment for entrepreneurship and small firm development and increasing the innovative capacities of enterprises. Policy findings and recommendations are presented in three key areas: embedding firms in knowledge flows; developing entrepreneurship skills; and social entrepreneurship.  In addition, country notes present statistics and policy data on SMEs, entrepreneurship and innovation for 40 economies, including OECD countries, Brazil, China, Estonia, Indonesia, Israel, the Russian Federation, Slovenia and South Africa.

SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation is part of the OECD Innovation Strategy, a comprehensive policy strategy to harness innovation for stronger and more sustainable growth and development, and to address the key global challenges of the 21st century. For more information about the OECD Innovation Strategy, see www.oecd.org/innovation/strategy.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Contributors
Foreword
Executive Summary
Introduction
Knowledge Flows
Entrepreneurship Skills
Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation
Glossary
An Overview by Country43 chapters available
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Korea
Luxembourg
Mexico
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Slovak Republic
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
Brazil
Chile
China
Estonia
India
Indonesia
Israel
Russian Federation
Slovenia
South Africa
ANNEX 2.A1. Notes on the Country Data
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