Entrepreneurship and business statistics

The OECD Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme: Workshop on the Measurement of High-Growth Enterprises, 19 November 2007, Paris


Venue: OECD, Château de la Muette, Room E, 2 rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris


Please note that delegates will be required to register on arrival at the Reception Centre, located at the same address, 2, rue André Pascal.



19 November 2007, beginning at 9h45


Opening remarks

9.45 - 10.00

Joaquim OLIVEIRA MARTINS, OECD Statistical Directorate


Introduction and background information

Nadim AHMAD, OECD Statistical Directorate

10.00 - 10.15

Introduction and background on the OECD/Eurostat initiative on measuring comparable indicators of high-growth.


Background Documents:

  • The OECD/Eurostat framework on Business Demography Indicators
  • OECD Paper on Measuring High-Growth enterprises and gazelles
  • OECD Guidance Notes


  Policy drivers for high-growth indicators

10.15 - 11.15

Anders HOFFMAN, FORA, Denmark

  • Update on the WPSMEE Project on High-Growth Enterprises and Innovation - Presentation (ppt)
    Mariarosa LUNATI, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development and Roger WIGGLEWORTH, Ministry of Economic Development, New Zealand
  • Growth Firms Project: From Data to Research for PolicyPresentation (ppt)
    Chris PARSLEY, Industry Canada

Coffe break





High-growth sensitivity analysis

11.30 -13.00

Country Presentations:



 Lunch break



Country Presentations (continued)

Coffee break



OECD/FORA synthesis of country returns

16.45 - 17.00

OECD/FORA synthesis of country returns - Provisional conclusions  - Presentaion (ppt) and Paper (pdf)

Ditte PETERSEN, FORA Denmark and Nadim AHMAD, OECD Statistical Directorate


Workshop discussion/roundtable

17.00 - 17.45

Workshop discussion/roundtable on the preferred target definitions and possible variants-short and medium term 

17.45 - 18.00




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