Enhancing SME Competitiveness [electronic resource]: The OECD Bologna Ministerial Conference / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [Browse]
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2001.
1 online resource (265 p.)


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What are the problems faced by SMEs in OECD countries and developing and transition economies in today’s globalising world? What are the framework conditions that influence SMEs’ incentives and capacities to innovate? What is the optimal role of public policy in consolidating and developing clusters? Are SMEs failing to capture the full benefits of e-commerce and if so, why? Which are the best-practice instruments for fostering co-operation and partnership between SMEs in OECD and non-OECD countries? The OECD Bologna Conference gathered Ministers, high-level policy makers and business representatives from more than 50 countries and 60 international organisations with a view to releasing the potential of SMEs and enhancing their access to global markets. The Bologna Ministerial Conference has contributed to putting SMEs at the forefront of the international policy agenda.
"Conference was jointly organised by the OECD and the Italian Ministry of Industry on June 14-15, 2000 in Bologna, Italy."
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  • ""CONTENTS""; ""PART I â€? OVERVIEW""; ""Objectives and themes of the Conference""; ""Key messages from Ministers and senior policy makers""; ""PART II â€? SELECTED KEYNOTE SPEECHES""; ""A. Business Symposium keynotes""; ""B. Conference keynotes""; ""PART III â€? THEMES AND DISCUSSION""; ""Theme 1 Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs through innovation""; ""Theme 2 Local partnerships, clusters and SME globalisation""; ""Theme 3 Realising the potential of electronic commerce for SMEs in the global economy""
  • ""Theme 4 Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs in transition and developing economies in the global economy and their partnerships with SMEs of OECD countries""""PART IV â€? THE BOLOGNA CHARTER""; ""ANNEX - CONFERENCE PROGRAMME""
  • 1-280-03346-0
  • 9786610033461
  • 92-64-19256-5
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