Industry and globalisation


  • Shipbuilding

    The OECD Council Working Party on Shipbuilding (WP6) seeks to progressively establish normal competitive conditions in the industry. It encourages transparency through data collection and analysis, and seeks to expand policy dialogue with non-OECD economies that have significant shipbuilding industries.

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  • Steel

    The OECD carries out analytical and statistical work in world steel market and industry developments, world steelmaking capacity, world steel trade developments, and basic steel statistics. It holds meetings and workshops to discuss current and emerging issues.

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  • 21st Century Production

    Today’s global marketplace is characterised by a growing interconnectedness and fragmentation of production into global value chains – where at each stage, value is created that we can now increasingly measure. In parallel, value is increasingly embedded in knowledge-driven activities. This raises a host of policy issues.

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The changing face of global trade

Business competitiveness and export performance are increasingly tied to countries’ integration into global production chains and a willingness to open markets to wider imports, according to preliminary international trade data released by the OECD and the World Trade Organizaton (WTO).

This joint OECD-WTO initiative on Measuring Trade in Value Added breaks with conventional measurements of trade, which record gross flows of goods and services each time they cross borders. It seeks instead to analyse the value added by a country in the production of any good or service that is then exported, and offers a fuller picture of commercial relations between nations.

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Recent publications

STEEL: Excess Capacity Data
5 March 2015

STI POLICY PAPER: 'Manufacturing or Services - That is (not) the Question'
23 February 2015

STEEL: Excess Capacity in the Global Steel Industry and the Implications of New Investment Projects
20 February 2015

SHIPBUILDING: Peer review of Korea's shipbuilding industry and related government policies
13 January 2015

STEEL: Excess capacity and trade friction risks cloud industry outlook
12 December 2014

CONFERENCE: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise Dynamics
Paris, 8-9 December 2014

SHIPBUILDING: Workshop on the Offshore Industry
24 November 2014

JUST PUBLISHED: OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2014
12 November 2014

WORKING PAPER: Renewable Energy Policies and Cross-border Investment - Evidence from Mergers & Acquisitions in Solar and Wind Energy
28 October 2014

CONFERENCE: Productivity Growth and Innovation in the Long Run
Paris, 25-26 September 2014

EVALUATION OF INDUSTRIAL POLICY: Methodological Issues and Policy Lessons
3 July 2014 

SOCIAL INVESTMENT: New Investment Approaches for Addressing Social and Economic Challenges
1 July 2014

DYNEMP: Employment dynamics, young businesses and allocative efficiency
22 May 2014

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2014

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013: Innovation for Growth

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013:
Innovation for Growth

Supporting Investment in Knowledge Capital, Growth and Innovation

Supporting Investment in Knowledge Capital, Growth and Innovation

In addition, the OECD is developing new empirical evidence on the emergence and impacts of GVCs; in co-operation with the WTO, a first release of the Trade in Value Added (TiVA) Database was in January 2013; a second release with a broader coverage in terms of countries, years and indicators is scheduled for June 2013.

Interconnected Economies: Benefiting from Global Value Chains

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