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Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  06 Nov 2008
Pages: 100 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264050952 , OECD Code: 852008031P1
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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 SMEsí 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).

Table of contents:

Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Introduction
-The Notion of the Value Chain
-Methodology of the Study
Chapter 2. Production in Global Value Chains
-The Phenomenon and its Drivers
-Opportunities for SMEs
-Challenges for SMEs
Chapter 3. Patterns of Globalisation in Five Industrial Sectors
(Automobile, Scientific and Precision Instruments, Software, Tourism, Cinema)
-Globalisation in Five Industries
-Different Configurations of Value Chains
Chapter 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 Government
Chapter 5. Conclusions and Recommendations
Annex A. Examples of Specific Country/Economy, Company, and International Organisations (IOs) Support Programmes
Annex B. Case Studies: Coverage, Main Findings, and Research Teams
Annec C. Assessing the Productivity of Large Listed Enterprises
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