Industry and globalisation

Staying Competitive in the Global Economy: Compendium of Studies on Global Value Chains


ISBN: 978-92-64-04630-6
Published: June 2008
Pages: 248
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The rapid process of globalisation is among the most striking features of the current economic landscape. It raises new challenges for policy makers, particularly linked to the impacts of globalisation on production and employment in OECD countries. How should they respond?

This compendium brings together several studies on globalisation carried out over the past few years. The work aimed at strengthening the evidence base on globalisation, which should ultimately enable the development of policies to address the key concerns.

The studies address the main areas of OECD work on the globalisation of value chains, and served as a basis for a synthesis report on the subject that was published in 2007 under the title Staying Competitive in the Global Economy: Moving Up the Value Chain.

Table of contents (compendium)

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Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Measurement of Globalisation Using International Input-Output Tables

Chapter 3. Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains

Chapter 4. The Changing Nature of Manufacturing in OECD Economies

Chapter 5. Potential Impacts of International Sourcing on Different Occupations

Chapter 6. Foreign Affiliates in OECD Economies: Presence, Performance and Contribution to Host Countries’ Growth

Chapter 7. Offshoring and Productivity: The Case of Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom

Chapter 8. The Internationalisation of R&D

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