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The globalisation of production has changed the industrial structure within OECD countries, and in some sectors blunted their competitiveness. Another major consequence has been fears of job losses, due to outsourcing and offshoring. How should OECD countries respond?
OECD 62nd Session of the Steel Committee took place in Istanbul on 17 May 2007
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This document looks at business support services and their strong linkages with other sectors. It aims to identify factors that affect delivery of business support services and could enhance growth prospects more broadly, with a focus on productivity, standardisation, regulation and trade.
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This report illustrates the importance of the four micro-drivers for growth in the 1990s. It provides a prioritised list of micro-policies needed to increase growth and productivity, and a framework that allows policymakers to identify strong and weak areas in their country’s business environment.
Presentations and documents used in this workshop with non-OECD economies and industry held on 18-19 December 2006.
The OECD Workshop with non-member economies on shipbuilding policies took place at the OECD Headquarters on 18-19 December 2006
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The OECD Council Working Party on Shipbuilding, in association with the major shipbuilding associations, has released a revised and updated system to calculate compensated gross tons (cgt).
This publication is a two-yearly report on trends in the steelmaking capacity in economies that are not members of the OECD. This report examines the current steelmaking capacity of these economies and likely changes therein up to the year 2008.
This paper examines the extent to which manufacturing output and employment are declining in OECD countries and explores possible causes.
This paper is primarily aimed at a non-technical audience and focuses on the applications and important policy questions that can benefit from the availability of harmonised input-output tables, such as those developed over the years by the OECD.