OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Papers

The series provides comparative evidence and analysis on SME and entrepreneurship performance and trends and on a broad range of policy areas, including SME financing, innovation, productivity, skills, internationalisation, and others.


SME and entrepreneurship policy frameworks across OECD countries

An OECD Strategy for SMEs and Entrepreneurship

All OECD countries have put in place policies that support SMEs and entrepreneurs. These policies differ considerably along a number of dimensions, including the policy framework in which they are embedded. This paper maps and compares policy approaches and governance mechanisms across OECD countries. It shows that there are significant similarities in objectives pursued and instruments used, and that countries use various governance models to ensure coherence. The paper was developed in the context of the OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Strategy.


Mots-clés: SMEs, small and medium-sized enterprises, small business, start-ups, government policies, governance, entrepreneurship
JEL: H32: Public Economics / Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents / Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: Firm; L26: Industrial Organization / Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior / Entrepreneurship; L53: Industrial Organization / Regulation and Industrial Policy / Enterprise Policy; H25: Public Economics / Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue / Business Taxes and Subsidies; M13: Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics / Business Administration / New Firms; Startups; G38: Financial Economics / Corporate Finance and Governance / Corporate Finance and Governance: Government Policy and Regulation
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