Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains
The globalisation of production processes characterises the current phase of globalisation.
Participation in global value chains (GVCs) can bring stability to small and medium-sized
enterprises (SMEs) and allow them to increase productivity and expand their business.
This OECD report identifies the ways in which governments, the business community,
and international organisations can facilitate SMEs’ gainful participation in global
value chains through policies, practices and targeted support programmes. It presents
the findings of case studies carried out in five industries (the automotive sector,
scientific and precision instruments, software, film production and distribution and
Published on October 23, 2008