The rapid process of globalisation is among the most striking features of the current economic landscape. It raises new challenges for policy makers, particularly linked to the impacts of globalisation on production and employment in OECD countries. How should they respond?
This compendium brings together several studies on globalisation carried out over the past few years. The work aimed at strengthening the evidence base on globalisation, which should ultimately enable the development of policies to address the key concerns.
The studies address the main areas of OECD work on the globalisation of value chains, and served as a basis for a synthesis report on the subject that was published in 2007 under the title Staying Competitive in the Global Economy: Moving Up the Value Chain.
Executive Summary (download the pdf)
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Measurement of Globalisation Using International Input-Output Tables
Chapter 3. Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains
Chapter 4. The Changing Nature of Manufacturing in OECD Economies
Chapter 5. Potential Impacts of International Sourcing on Different Occupations
Chapter 6. Foreign Affiliates in OECD Economies: Presence, Performance and Contribution to Host Countries’ Growth
Chapter 7. Offshoring and Productivity: The Case of Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom
Chapter 8. The Internationalisation of R&D
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Policy Brief: Moving up the (Global) Value Chain