Freedom of Investment, Investment Environment, and Social Responsibility was one of the key themes at the annual summit of the Group of Eight leading industrialised nations (G8) which took place in Heiligendamm, Germany, from 6-8 June 2007. The G8 Summit Declaration called for continuation of the OECD Investment Committee's project on Freedom of Investment, National Security and "Strategic" Industries, additional non-member adherences
The globalisation of production has changed the industrial structure within OECD countries, and in some sectors blunted their competitiveness. Another major consequence has been fears of job losses, due to outsourcing and offshoring. How should OECD countries respond?
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This document looks at business support services and their strong linkages with other sectors. It aims to identify factors that affect delivery of business support services and could enhance growth prospects more broadly, with a focus on productivity, standardisation, regulation and trade.
G8 Labour and Employment Ministers met in Dresden on 6-8 May 2007 to discuss the opportunities and challenges that globalisation brings with it for the working world. In referring to the contribution companies can make to shaping the social dimension in a world economy of ongoing globalisation, the G8 Chair's conclusions strongly emphasised the role of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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This overview of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises was prepared for the meeting of G8 Labour and Employment Ministers which took place on 6-8 May 2007 in Dresden, Germany,
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This OECD report finds that new laws on enterprise income tax and property rights passed by China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) on 16 March 2007 are a positive step towards attracting more and better investment in China. It updates the analysis of the country's regulatory framework for investment in the 2006 OECD Investment Policy Review of China.
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This report presents a review of arrangements which have been found to make the identification of ultimate beneficial ownership and control difficult. It reviews potential implications for investment authorities when they have responsibility for assessing possible threats to essential security interests. It was prepared in support of discussions at the OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment in March 2007.
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This briefing note gives an OECD perspective on alternative dispute resolution based on experiences with the specific instances procedure of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. It was prepared for a workshop on "Accountability and Dispute Resolution" organised by Harvard's Kennedy School in support of work in this area by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Business & Human Rights.
One of the key interests in entrepreneurship related studies and those related to economic performance is the growth potential of enterprises. Policy makers, for obvious reasons, have a clear interest in creating the economic, cultural, fiscal, political and administrative conditions that foster the development of high growth enterprises.
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This report illustrates the importance of the four micro-drivers for growth in the 1990s. It provides a prioritised list of micro-policies needed to increase growth and productivity, and a framework that allows policymakers to identify strong and weak areas in their country’s business environment.