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Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains: (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9264050957)

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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 tourism).

ForewordExecutive SummaryChapter 1. Introduction‐The Notion of the Value Chain‐Methodology of the StudyChapter 2. Production in Global Value Chains‐The Phenomenon and its Drivers‐Opportunities for SMEs‐Challenges for SMEsChapter 3. Patterns of Globalisation in Five Industrial Sectors(Automobile, Scientific and Precision Instruments, Software, Tourism, Cinema)‐Globalisation in Five Industries‐Different Configurations of Value ChainsChapter 4. SMEs and Global Value Chains: Case Study Findings‐Awareness and Understanding of Global Value Chains‐Co‐operation in Global Value Chains‐Technology, Innovation, Standards and IPRs‐Perceived Benefits of SMEs Participation in Global Value Chains‐The Role of GovernmentChapter 5. Conclusions and RecommendationsBibliographyAnnex A. Examples of Specific Country/Economy, Company, and International Organisations (IOs) Support ProgrammesAnnex B. Case Studies: Coverage, Main Findings, and Research TeamsAnnec C. Assessing the Productivity of Large Listed Enterprises
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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: October 1, 2008

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