OECD Conference Centre, Paris
18-19 October 2012
Information for participants
Note: Participation is by invitation only.
About this workshop
The role and governance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the context of the increasing interconnectedness of international markets is attracting attention in policy and scholarly circles. Whereas in the past SOEs have tended to serve only their domestic markets, often shielded from competition, today SOEs and privately owned enterprises (POEs) often find themselves competing with each other, both domestically (as when governments decide to expose sectors previously reserved for SOE monopolies to private competition) and internationally (as SOEs increasingly expand across borders).
Systematic information on the extent and nature of competition between SOEs and POEs in international markets remains scarce. The OECD has started to fill this gap and to shed light on the different dimensions of SOE-POE competition, including work on how the governance of SOEs affects this relationship, on how mixed markets have been treated within the context of competition policy, and how SOEs and POEs compete in the context of international trade and investment.
The objective of this workshop is to bring recent work on these different dimensions of SOE-POE international competition together in support of a discussion involving representatives of academia, national governments and international organisations.