OECD Small and Medium Enterprise Outlook 1997

The dynamism of small and medium-sized enterprises cannot be questioned. SMEs create jobs, spread technological progress, and contribute to economic and social well-being, while stimulating entrepreneurship. Their essential contribution to the economy must sometimes be facilitated by government action. This book presents an overview of the SME policies in in a selection of countries, and also introduces a new evaluation-oriented focus to identifying best practices.

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