Removing Barriers to SME Access to International Markets

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...

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Corporate Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Paris OECD Publishing 2008, 2008
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505 0 |a Executive Summary -- PART I -- Chapter 1. Background Report -- Chapter 2. The Role of Trade Barriers in SME Internationalisation -- PART II. ABRIDGED PROCEEDINGS OF THE OECD-APEC GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON REMOVING BARRIERS TO SME ACCESS TO INTERNATIONAL MARKETS -- Chapter 3. Synopsis of Selected Speeches, Presentations, and Conclusions on Internal and External Barriers -- Official Opening: Key Remarks from Speeches -- Synthesis: Plenary Keynote Session -- Synthesis: Workshop A: Internal Barriers to Internationalisation -- Synthesis: Workshop B: External Barriers to Internationalisation -- Closing Speeches from the Greek Authorities and the OECD -- Annex. Supporting Material -- ANNEXES -- Definition of SMEs -- List of Government Support Programmes -- Member Economy Policymaker Survey -- Survey of SME Perceptions of Barriers to their Internationalisation -- Classification of Barriers -- Methodological Considerations -- Responses to the Member Economy Policymaker Survey -- Barriers as Perceived by Member Economies -- Responses to SME Survey by OECD/APEC Economies -- Cpmplete Results from Likert-Scale Ranking -- Completer Results from Top Ten Ranking -- Differences in Perceived Barriers by Subgroups -- Comments of SMEs on Usefulness of Government Support -- ANOVA Analysis of Barrier Assessment by Export Status -- Match of Perceived Barriers -- Trade Barrier Issues Reported in Previous Business Surveys -- Confernece Programme -- The Athens Action Plan for Removing Barriers to SME Access to International Markets -- Proposal for a BIAC-OECD Initiative to Facilitate SME Access to International Markets -- 
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520 |a 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