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CFE Insight


CFE Insight is a newsletter published by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (CFE).

Topics covered relate to entrepreneurship, SMEs, local employment and local economic development, and tourism. There are also listings of forthcoming events and a selection of key CFE publications.

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CFE INSIGHT vol.8 (November 2009)
  • How do universities in Eastern Germany teach entrepreneurship and how can they improve?
    Interview with Jonathan Potter, OECD Senior Economist and Andrea-Rosalinde Hofer, OECD Policy Analyst
  • Promoting business in Germany with the LEED Programme
    Interview with Wolfgang Tiefensee, German Federal Government Minister for Transport, Building and Urban Affairs and Commissioner for Eastern Germany, Germany
  • Making innovative entrepreneurs
    Interview with Philip Phan, Professor and Vice Dean for Faculty and Research, the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, USA
  • Filling in the gaps in entrepreneurship teaching
    Interview with FGünter Faltin, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Freie University, Berlin
  • Changing the entrepreneurial mindset through a four pillar approach
    Interview with Professor Grünwald, Recor, University of Wismar
  • Helping students to become more entrepreneurial in Poland
    Interview with Prof. Krzystof Zieba, Gdansk University of Technology
  • Mentoring Entrepreneurs at the Entrepreneurship Centre in Berlin
    Interview with Agnes Von Matuschka, Head of the Entrepreneurship Centre, Gründungsservice, at the Technical University of Berlin
  • SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    By Pier Carlo Padoan, OECD Deputy Secretary General in charge of the OECD Innovation Strategy
CFE INSIGHT vol.7 (November 2009)
  • Making the most of the crisis
    Interview with Will Hutton, Chief Executive, The Work Foundation
  • How is the crisis affecting the smaller community banks?
    Interview with David Oser, Senior Vice-President for Investment, Shorebank of Chicago
  • Emerging successfully from the crisis: how to learn from each other
    Interview with Jordi William Carrnes, Deputy Mayor of Barcelona
  • The role of local government in helping to achieve global recovery
    Interview with Greg Clark, Advisor at the UK Department of Communities and Local
    Government and Chair of the OECD LEED Forum on Development Agencies and Investment Strategies
CFE INSIGHT vol.6 (June 2009)
  • The EU push on new skills for new jobs is now even more relevant
    Interview with Robert Strauss, Head of Employment Strategy, CSR and Local Development, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, European Commission, Chair of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance
  • Why sustainable inclusion requires better skills for all
    Interview with Monsignor David Cappo, Vice-Chair, Social Inclusion Board, Australia
  • What the Obama administration is trying to do to foster good quality jobs
    Interview with Randall W. Eberts, President, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, United States
  • Building strong partnerships with the private sector for better jobs and inclusion
    Interview with Marita Aho, Senior Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries
  • Creating more and better jobs through strong partnerships with employers
    Comment by Francesca Froy, OECD Policy Analyst
  • OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance – the world-wide network of practitioners
  • Employment services and the crisis: more flexibility and strategic power to achieve better results
    Interview with Sally Sinclair, CEO, National Employment Service Association, Australia
  • The skills agenda in the 21st century and how the OECD LEED Programme can help to make faster progress
    Interview with Deian Hopkin, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, London South Bank University, Chair of the UK Skills Task Force Group, UK
CFE INSIGHT vol.5 (December 2008)
  • The OECD and the Kauffman Foundation: a strategic alliance
    Interview with Bob Litan,Vice President of the Kauffman Foundation
  • Measuring the well being of nations
    Interview with Enrico Giovannini, Director of the OECD Statistics Directorate
  • Finding the right framework for gathering information at the local level
    Interview with Jonathan Potter, Senior Economist and Ekaterina Travkina, Policy Analyst, OECD
  • Entrepreneurship: A way out of the crisis?
    Comment by Sergio Arzeni, Director, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs & Local Development
  • Entrepreneurship and the OECD LEED Programme
    Interview with François Hurel, Chair of the OECD LEED Forum on Entrepreneurship

CFE INSIGHT vol.4 (july 08)

  • Social innovation and the OECD.
    Andy Westwood, Special Advisor to the UK Secretary of State for Innovation
  • Social innovation: contributing to more effective governance.
    Margie Mendell, Concordia University, Canada
  • Social innovation: a key economic factor.
    Antonella Noya, Senior Policy Analyst, OECD

CFE INSIGHT vol.3 (June 2008)

  • SMEs in the forefront of globalisation.
  • Tourism in OECD countries: new trends and policies.
  • Entrepreneurship in universities: a crucial challenge.
  • “More than jobs, new skills.”
  • Venice: a further step towards making labour market policies more effective.
CFE INSIGHT vol.2 (November 2007)
  • On tour in China with the OECD LEED Programme.
  • The importance of entrepreneurship as a tool for job creation.
  • Development agencies and investment strategies.
  • The partnership approach developed by the OECD is improving relations between social partners at the local level.
  • Building competitive skills: adapting national policies to the new global context.
  • The LEED Trento Centre: an interesting new experience.
    Interview with President Dellaï, President of the Autonomous Province of Trento
  • The LEED Trento Centre: building capacity in Central and Eastern Europe.
    Interview with Gianluca Salvatori, Minister for Innovation,Trento
  • Why the Trento Cooperative Movement works at both the local and international
    Interview with Diego Schelfi, President of the Trento Cooperative Movement
  • Evaluation: a key tool for local development

CFE INSIGHT vol.1 (November 2006)

  • Better financing for more entrepreneurship and greater SME growth.
  • Entrepreneurship - a key source of innovation in tourism.
  • Reconciling economic and social goals.
  • Hunter Valley: new prospects for social innovation.
  • Spotlight on two concrete examples:
    • The Active Citizenship Network.
    • The social role of virtual communities.


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