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The OECD Compilation Manual for Index of Services Production contains guidelines and methodologies to measure short-term production activities of the services sector by national agencies and international organisations. The Manual fills a gap in existing international statistical standards for guidelines and recommendations on the compilation of output indicators for the services sector of OECD Member countries.
One of the key interests in entrepreneurship related studies and those related to economic performance is the growth potential of enterprises. Policy makers, for obvious reasons, have a clear interest in creating the economic, cultural, fiscal, political and administrative conditions that foster the development of high growth enterprises.
The first OECD’s Entrepreneurship Indicators Steering Group Seminar, to take place in Roma, Italy, at the ISTAT Office, will bring together experts in the field of entrepreneurship research, policy and statistics in order to further the work of an internationally comparable system of indicators to be developed by the OECD. The meeting will focus on sources of data, data requirements and the activities to be undertaken to develop a
ISTAT-Eurostat-OECD Seminar on Entrepreneurship Indicators. Subjects: International projects on enterprise demography, business sucess and entrepreneurship. Best practices on indicators for business success and entrepreneurship. Future work.
Statistics working paper N. 19 - 2006/4 - This paper is designed to make available in a timely fashion and to a wider readership selected studies prepared by the staff in the Secretariat or by outside consultants working on OECD projects. The papers included are of a technical, methodological or statistical policy nature and relate to statistical work relevant to the organisation.
Statistics Working Paper N. 18 - 2006/3. The creation of new businesses and the decline of unproductive ones are often regarded key to business dynamism in OECD economies. Understanding business behaviour, creative destruction and identifying successful and failing businesses, as well as fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, have become increasingly important objectives for policy makers in many OECD economies in recent years.
There is widespread policy interest in entrepreneurship, including within the OECD. Researchers argue about the link between entrepreneurship and growth, but everyone wants entrepreneurship even if the link to growth is not clear. Therefore, the Statistics Directorate has undertaken a study to explore the need for, and feasibility of, international indicators regarding entrepreneurship.This paper presents the Report resulting from the
This Expert meeting, organised by the Statistics Directorate, provides a unique opportunity to take stock and assess progress made, to comment on proposals made, and to advise the Secretariat on its future focus and orientations with respect to the role more pertinent SBS/SME statistics and indicators can play in a global economy.
Statistics Working Paper N. 12 - 2005/2 - This paper discusses the policy needs to understand the impact of services on the performance of modern economies, some of the most pressing measurement problems, and it summarises recent actions undertaken by international organisations and expert groups to address these issues.