Industry and globalisation

Focus

  • Enabling the Next Production Revolution

    Rapid developments in science and technology, combined with globalisation, and environmental and demographic challenges, will all affect how goods and services are produced and distributed. Drawing on and coordinating work from various parts of the OECD, the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation is leading analysis of how production is developing, along with the associated impacts and policy implications.

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  • Employment and Productivity

    Productivity and employment are key policy issues. Gauging which kind of firms thrive or struggle within countries is crucial to understand differences in aggregate productivity and employment across countries. The Science, Technology and Innovation Directorate leads the DYNEMP and MULTIPROD projects to provide cross-country comparable evidence for policy making in these areas.

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  • Policy Evaluation of Industrial Policies

    The role of policy evaluation is to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of public policy interventions, assessing the balance between benefits and costs. In times of constrained public finances and reduced levels of productivity growth, there is a premium on ensuring the most efficient design of public policies. This is particularly true of industrial, innovation, and entrepreneurship policies, which have not generally been subject to rigorous policy evaluation in the past.

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Industry, Entrepreneurship and Productivity

In a world where production is fragmented into truly global value chains, how can economies ensure competitiveness and move up the value chain? What does firm-level data tell us about the roles of creative destruction, start-ups and young firms on employment and productivity? How should countries harness the next production revolution ushered in by advances in ICTs, 3D printing, and biotech, and nanotech and other emerging technologies?

The OECD work on industry, entrepreneurship and productivity aims to help governments find answers to these questions, and identify the right policies and structural reforms to foster new areas of potential growth, and encourage job creation and innovation. The OECD also supports in-depth sectoral analysis on steel and shipbuilding.

Latest news

Recent publications

Global dialogue on the future of productivity: Towards an OECD productivity network
June 2015

STEEL: Structural challenges must be addressed urgently
18 May 2015

STEEL: Excess Capacity Data
5 March 2015

POLICY PAPER: Industry Self Regulation Role and Use in Supporting Consumer Interests
1 March 2015

STI POLICY PAPER: 'Manufacturing or Services - That is (not) the Question'
23 February 2015

STEEL: Excess Capacity in the Global Steel Industry and the Implications of New Investment Projects
20 February 2015

SHIPBUILDING: Peer review of Korea's shipbuilding industry and related government policies
13 January 2015

STEEL: Excess capacity and trade friction risks cloud industry outlook
12 December 2014

CONFERENCE: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise Dynamics
Paris, 8-9 December 2014

SHIPBUILDING: Workshop on the Offshore Industry
24 November 2014

JUST PUBLISHED: OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2014
12 November 2014

WORKING PAPER: Renewable Energy Policies and Cross-border Investment - Evidence from Mergers & Acquisitions in Solar and Wind Energy
28 October 2014

CONFERENCE: Productivity Growth and Innovation in the Long Run
Paris, 25-26 September 2014

EVALUATION OF INDUSTRIAL POLICY: Methodological Issues and Policy Lessons
3 July 2014 

SOCIAL INVESTMENT: New Investment Approaches for Addressing Social and Economic Challenges
1 July 2014

DYNEMP: Employment dynamics, young businesses and allocative efficiency
22 May 2014

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook


OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2014

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013: Innovation for Growth


OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013:
Innovation for Growth

Supporting Investment in Knowledge Capital, Growth and Innovation


Supporting Investment in Knowledge Capital, Growth and Innovation

In addition, the OECD is developing new empirical evidence on the emergence and impacts of GVCs; in co-operation with the WTO, a first release of the Trade in Value Added (TiVA) Database was in January 2013; a second release with a broader coverage in terms of countries, years and indicators is scheduled for June 2013.


Interconnected Economies: Benefiting from Global Value Chains

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Financing High-Growth Firms: The Role of Angel Investors