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SME and Entrepreneurship Review of Issues and Policies at national and local Levels in Poland, March 2011
This report presents the Findings by the Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) of the local component of the “National review of entrepreneurship and SME policies” in Poland. The review WAS Undertaken by the OECD in Collaboration with the Economic Development Department of the Polish Ministry of Economy.
The goal of the overalls review is to Provide the Polish Government, and in particular the national Ministry of Economy (MoE), with insights and recommendations for Improving the design and delivery of SME and Entrepreneurship Policies and Programmes in Poland based on an analysis of Existing Arrangements policy and comparison with international best practices.
The review has a national and a local component. The national part (Which Will Be available in a Separate publication) Investigates Mainly a number of Issues Such as the state of entrepreneurial and SME Activities in Poland, the innovation performance of SMEs, the performance of Policies Implemented In These areas, etc. The local component Focus on the Issues of tailoring to varying local Needs Policies, co-ordinating national and Policies Between Local Governments and agencies and Securing an Appropriate level of local proximity in the delivery of Entrepreneurship Policies and Programmes.
The report presents the analysis of a fact-finding questionnaire for national Authorities and the results of two study visits in Warsaw, Wroclaw, and Lodz in March and April 2009.
This publication explore the success of innovation and entrepreneurship major clusters in OECD countries, the Challenges They now face in sustaining Their positions and the lessons for Other places seeking to build Successful clusters. What Are the Key Factors for cluster success? What Problems Are Emerging on the horizon? Which is the Appropriate role of the public sector in Supporting the expansion of clusters and Overcoming the Obstacles?
The book addresses These and Other Issues, Analysing Internationally reputed seven clusters in depth: Grenoble in France, Vaienna in Austria, Waterloo in Canada, Dunedin in New Zealand, Medicon Valley in Scandinavia, Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom, and Madison, Wisconsin, in the United States. ‘For each cluster, it looks at the Factors That Have Contributed to STI Growth, The Impact of the cluster on local entrepreneurship performance, and the Challenges faced for further expansion. Also it puts forward a set of policy recommendations geared to the Broader context of Cluster Development.
This publication is essential reading for policy makers, practitioners and academics Wishing to Obtain good practices in Cluster Development and guidance on how to Enhance the Economic Impact of clusters.
Welcome to the entrepreneurial economy: Small Firms Are playing an ever-Increasing role in innovation, driven by Changes in technologies and markets.Whilst Some spin-offs and High Growth FIRMS HAVING Are Remarkable success, However, the broad bulk of Small Firms Are Not capitalising on Their advantages.
This book explore how Government policy dog ??boost innovation by Improving the environment for entrepreneurship and small firm Innovative Development and Increasing the Capacities of Enterprise. Policy Findings and recommendations Are Presented in three key areas: Knowledge flows in embedding FIRMS; Developing entrepreneurship skills, and social entrepreneurship. In Addition, country statistics and policy notes present data on SMEs, entrepreneurship and innovation for 40 economies, Including OECD countries, Brazil, China, Estonia, Indonesia, Israel, the Russian Federation, Slovenia and South Africa.
SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation is part of the OECD Innovation Strategy, A comprehensive policy strategy to harness innovation for Stronger and more Sustainable Growth and Development, and key to address the Global Challenges of the 21st century
SMEs Have Greatly Contribute to Employment, investment and value added in the Polish economy. However, key Remain Barriers to Further Growth in the business environment for SMEs and entrepreneurs.
This book sets out the current SME and entrepreneurship climate, reviews entrepreneurship and SME Issues and Policies at national and local Levels, and cobertura observations and recommendations for Improving and Supporting entrepreneurship and SMEs in Poland.
Both It is Intended to support policy and Programme Development in Poland in order to Further Strengthen the critical SME sector and entrepreneurship and to Provide inspiration to policy makers in Other countries faced with similar Challenges.
High level policymakers, Representatives from Financial Institutions and entrepreneurs from 31 OECD and non OECD countries Several met at the OECD in Paris on 17-18 November to design a roadmap to SMEs and entrepreneurship Ensure That Their Fullest make the contribution to job creation now Needed to help governments recover from the crisis and to secure Sustainable Growth over the long term.
The meeting Took place on the tenth anniversary of the first OECD Ministerial Conference on SMEs, held in Bologna (Italy) in June 2000 (see OECD Bologna Process on SME & Entrepreneurship Policies ).
The meeting WAS chaire by Frédéric Lefebvre , Secretary of State for Trade, Crafts, SMEs, Tourism and Services, Liberal Professions and Consumption, Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Employment of France, with opening addresses by Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary General, Sabine Laruelle , Minister for SMEs, Independants, Agriculture and Scientific Policy, Belgium, and, Lars Thunell , Executive Vice President and CEO, International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group).
Were the debates structured around three sessions (the related Issues Papers Are available under “Downloads”):
1. Innovative SMEs and entrepreneurship for job creation and growth.
2. Better Financing for Entrepreneurship and SME job creation and growth.
3. SMEs and green growth: Promoting Sustainable manufacturing and eco-innovation in Small Firms
The spectacular success of Several well-known new ventures in Technological fields, Which in Little More Than a Decade Have Jumped from the state of start-ups to That of top international business, has point-to innovation as a key factor in the High Growth of FIRMS. These high-growth Enterprises Often innovation and drive job creation, so policy makers increasingly Are Such companies making a key focus. Specifically, how can Government policy foster the creation of more high-growth Enterprises; What Are the Growth Factors, and How Can They Be leveraged; What Are the Appropriate Ways to Provide Such support?
To help answer These questions, this report presents new research Findings from two studies: (1) reports from 15 countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain , Switzerland and Tunisia) That Provide interesting insights into the Operations of and Challenges faced by high-growth Enterprises, (2) a policy survey by the OECD Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship s, which reviewed 340 More Than That policy makers Programmes in 24 Countries Have put in place to support the Growth of Enterprises.
Some of this report’s Findings May surprise: any firm Can Be a High Growth Company; Growth is Almost Always a temporary phase, high-growth Small Firms Are Funded Mostly by Debt, Not Equity. These and many more insights Are summarised and analyzer, Providing policy makers with ideas on how to Power Growth at the firm level.
What is entrepreneurship? It is much more than the competition and risk taking of starting your own business. Companies create wealth and jobs. Without the dynamism they bring to the economy, the challenges of globalization and structural change would not be possible. Fostering entrepreneurship means channeling business within a dynamic process that takes advantage of all the opportunities the economy can provide. This paper analyzes the factors that encourage entrepreneurship and the obstacles that hinder their development. It is the first time gives an international synthesis of policies in countries as diverse as Australia, Holland, Spain, USA and Sweden. Despite the different levels of business activity observed in the study countries, international comparisons show that success is due to a combination of a favorable institutional environment, well-designed government programs and cultural factors.
To flourish, entrepreneurship requires efficient financial markets, a flexible labor market, tax system simpler and more transparent and bankruptcy rules better adapted to the reality of business. In this paper, we analyze policies in all these areas and addresses the increasingly important role played by local and regional authorities, the contribution to entrepreneurship in the nonprofit sector and the emergence of entrepreneurship in countries with economies in transition. Obviously not an easy task to balance these factors is essential even when try as fostering entrepreneurship is not only an economic imperative but also an urgent challenge that we will reconcile the objectives of economic growth and social cohesion . This volume is the latest work from the series OECD strategy for employment and an integral part of the broader mission of international organization that aims to develop public policies to help OECD economies adapt to globalization and structural change.
Entrepreneurship or Entrepreneurship (more literal translation Entrepreneurship) is the act of being an entrepreneur . Entrepreneur comes from the French and, in general terms, refers to “any person who identifies an opportunity and organizes the necessary resources to implement it.” This can result in the creation of new organizations or may be part of revitalizing mature organizations in response to potential opportunities. The best known form of entrepreneurship is that by creating additional business, but lately, the term has been extended to include activities that make the social and political.
Entrepreneurial activities are quite different, depending on the type of organization that is created. Entrepreneurship ranges from individual projects (even those who the entrepreneur is not engaged exclusively) to multiple major initiatives that create employment opportunities.
Motivation is one of the most important factors in the life of an entrepreneur. The difficulties facing start a business and keep it, requires to have a different mindset to traditional. In this post I discuss some ideas that are important to the motivation for entrepreneurs in crisis.
1. Each year brings a new cycle
The start of 2011 brings a new beginning. The opportunity to change our thinking and motivate new projects. The changes are year are vital to put aside the problems we had, and thinking (which probably had to do with these problems.) Take advantage of this new year to motivate crisis in your business or enterprise and believe in a better year.
2. Stress comes from the mind
Recently, with regard to motivation , I thought the reason for stress. Usually when there are problems, we automatically begin to feel tension in your body (chest tightness, insomnia, moodiness). However, the real cause of these problems are not problems, but the way we deal with them. That is, how your mind decides to handle the situation. Some tips you can recommend is to see the problem as a temporary, not permanent. Likewise, we sometimes do the biggest thing is. And finally, think that other people are worse off than you (ie, there are people right now in Haiti, for example, with no home, food, sick, and No know if tomorrow will wake up alive).
3. Lower your expectations
In a study of the happiest country in the world, the result was a surprise: Denmark. Although pay 75% tax and have a cold climate most of the year (according to studies the cold weather is a cause of depression), the key to be considered the happiest country is their expectations: they are low .