Industry and globalisation

New OECD Studies Concerning Industry, Services and Public Sector

 


26/09/2001
Three new OECD publications study the role of industry, services and the public sector in the present world economy. They are available to journalists on request from the Media Relations Division.


New Patterns of Industrial Globalisation

In the past decade, industrial globalisation has led to business restructuring, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances. In a review of recent trends, this publication looks at the telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, automobile and steel sectors as well as airlines and financial services in major OECD and non-OECD countries and regions. It analyses the main driving forces of industrial globalisation, describing sectoral trends, especially in the United States, Europe and Japan. A chapter examines the globalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), while a Statistical Annex contains data up to the end of the year 2000 by region and sector.

For further information, journalists are invited to contact Nam-Hoon Kang (tel. 33 1 45 24 93 68) or Kentaro Sakai (tel. 33 1 45 24 94 22) in the OECD's Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry. On sale through the Online Bookshop.

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"News Paterns of Industrial Globalisation"
178 pages, OECD, Paris 2001
Available in electronic format (pdf)
?50; FF327.98; US$45; DM97.79
ISBN 92-64-18677-8 (70 01 01 1)


Innovation and Productivity in Services

Athough services are the driving force in OECD economies, accounting for as much as 70% of GNP, their potential is hampered by government policies designed to cater for manufacturing industries. This publication reviews ways in which governments can adapt policies in order to stimulate innovation and boost productivity, thereby creating jobs and improving economic growth. It emphasises the need to develop human capital and to stimulate competition in services within and between countries, and it encourages governments to pay attention to the needs of innovative services in order to strengthen the interface with traditional industry sectors.


For further information, journalists are invited to contact Dirk Pilat (tel. 33 1 45 24 87 49)or Peter Avery ( tel. 33 1 45 24 93 63) in the OECD's Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry. On sale through the Online Bookshop.

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"Innovation and Productivity in Services"
160 pages, OECD, Paris 2001
Available in electronic format (pdf)
?35 ; FF 229,58 ; US$ 31 ; DM 68,45
ISBN : 92-64-18609 3 (92 01 02 1)


Restructuring Public Utilities for Competition

Rail transport, postal services, telecommunications and electricity and gas supply are still in many countries structured as public services combining a non-competitive component with a potentially competitive activity. Rather than being monolithic monopolies, such public utility activities include elements capable of sustaining effective competition to the benefit of users. Drawing on practical experience in a number of countries and sectors, this publication highlights the potential advantages of competition in terms of increased efficiency and innovation.

For further information journalists are invited to contact Patricia Hériard-Dubreuil (tel. 33 1 45 24 91 41) in the OECD's Directorate for Financial, Fiscal and Enterprise Affairs. On sale through the Online Bookshop.

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"Restructuring Public Utilities for Competition"
96 pages, OECD, Paris 2001
Available in electronic format (pdf)
€40; FF262.38; US$36; DM78.23
ISBN 92-64-18726-X (24 01 25 1)

 

 

 

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