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Author: OECD Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: international, markets, access, sme, barriers, removing
Number of Pages: 218
Published: 2008-04
ISBN-10: 9264040242
ISBN-13: 9789264040243

Although SMEs are a major source of growth and job creation, SMEs appear to be under-represented in the international economy relative to their contribution in national and local economies. Two original OECD-APEC surveys investigated how SME policy makers and SMEs perceive the barriers to SME access to international markets. For the most part, support programmes offered by governments are appropriate to the key barriers identified, particularly at the earlier stages of the firm's international experience. The report supported the case for continued and improved government support for SMEs seek
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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: implementation, small, business, europe, progress, countries, policy, index, eastern, partner, sme
Number of Pages: 316
Published: 2012-10-12
ISBN-10: 9264178848
ISBN-13: 9789264178847

This ssessment of SME policy frameworks in eastern partnership countries helps support SME policy development in the eastern partnership countries through identification of strong and weak points in SME policy elaboration and implementation.
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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: international, markets, access, sme, barriers, removing
Number of Pages: 214
Published: 2008-04-07
ISBN-10: 9264045864
ISBN-13: 9789264045866

Although SMEs are a major source of growth and job creation, SMEs appear to be under-represented in the international economy relative to their contribution in national and local economies. Two original OECD-APEC surveys investigated how SME policy makers and SMEs perceive the barriers to SME access to international markets. This proceedings presents a report on the results of the surveys, a synthesis of the conference discussions, and the main outcome of the conference: the Athens Action Plan for Removing Barriers to SME Access to International Markets.
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Author: Kristin Hallberg
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: scale, enterprises, medium, small, oriented, strategy, market
Number of Pages: 40
Published: 2000-05-01
ISBN-10: 0821347276
ISBN-13: 9780821347270

Governments in both industrialized and developing countries provide a wide variety of programs to assist small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs). Despite the success of SME strategies in a few countries, the majority of developing countries have found that the impact of their SME development programs on enterprise performance has been less than satisfactory. Underlying the search for best practice are some basic questions: . What is the justification for public intervention in the first place? . Should SMEs be singled out for assistance? . If there is a justification for government interven
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Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: issues, policies, key, poland, entrepreneurship, smes
Number of Pages: 228
Published: 2010-07-30
ISBN-10: 9264081860
ISBN-13: 9789264081864

The rapid growth of entrepreneurship and small firms has been one of the greatest successes in post-Communist transformation in Poland. SMEs have greatly contributed to employment, investment and value added in the Polish economy. However, key barriers to further growth remain in the business environment for SMEs and entrepreneurs. This book sets out the current SME and entrepreneurship climate, reviews SME and entrepreneurship issues and policies at national and local levels, and provides observations and recommendations for improving and supporting entrepreneurship and SMEs in Poland. Relate
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Author: Jonathan Graham Potter
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: policies, programmes, entrepreneurship, sme, framework, evaluation, oecd
Number of Pages: 127
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 9264040080
ISBN-13: 9789264040083

This Framework provides policy makers with a practical and accessible guide to best practice evaluation methods for SME and entrepreneurship policies and programmes. It uses case studies from a wide range of OECD countries to examine the benefits of evaluation and how best to address common issues that arise when commissioning and undertaking SME and entrepreneurship evaluations. Key evaluation principles are set out, including the 'Six Steps to Heaven' approach. These principles are illustrated with examples of evaluations of national, regional and local programmes that can be explored furthe
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Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: outlook, entrepreneurship, sme, oecd
Number of Pages: 420
Published: 2005-06-16
ISBN-10: 9264009248
ISBN-13: 9789264009240

Encouraging entrepreneurship and facilitating the rapid growth of innovative SMEs is an effective means of creating jobs, increasing productivity and alleviating poverty. Identifying and implementing the policies that can achieve these goals is an increasing priority for governments of industrialised and developing countries alike. This publication describes recent trends concerning SMEs and entrepreneurship in OECD economies and beyond. It reports on a range of policy initiatives taken to enhance the vitality and competitiveness of the SME sector, which comprises over 95% of all enterprises
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