Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook 2019
The new OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook presents the latest trends in performance
of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and provides a comprehensive overview
of business conditions and policy frameworks for SMEs and entrepreneurs.
This year’s edition provides comparative evidence on business dynamism, productivity
growth, wage gaps and export trends by firm size across OECD countries and emerging
economies. It explores the implications of digitalisation and globalisation for market
conditions and SME access to strategic resources such as finance, skills, technology,
data and other innovation assets. The report gives comparative analysis of regulatory
frameworks and policies to enhance contributions by SMEs and entrepreneurs, and delivers
a forward-looking perspective on the opportunities and challenges SMEs and entrepreneurs
face in doing business and scaling up their activities. It also contains country profiles
outlining the latest developments in national SME performance and business conditions,
with expanded country profiles available on line.
Published on May 20, 2019Also available in: French
launch of the new SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook on Monday 20th May, 16h30 pm, OECD Forum Press Conference Room
with Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Director of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities; Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD and Ambassador Dermot Nolan, Permanent Representative of Ireland and Martine Durand, OECD Chief Statistician, Director of the OECD Statistics and Data Directorate.