Enhancing the Competitiveness of SMEs: Subnational by United Nations

By United Nations

This ebook includes the complaints and papers offered on the nearby Consultative assembly on Subnational Innovation platforms and know-how Capacity-Building guidelines to reinforce Competitiveness of SMEs, which came about in Beijing, China in October 2006.

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Sectoral systems of innovation for new and emerging technologies Intellectual property rights (IPRs) and IP exploitation R&D globalization and local SMEs’ competitiveness Human resource development policies for SME innovation Strategic promotion of the access to technologies and innovative financing New technology exploitation and technology innovation (5) Through the cooperation with APCTT, UNESCAP establish a regional innovation system network to share information, knowledge and best practices and engage in policy dialogue and private-public partnership for SIS and technology capacitybuilding of SMEs in the region.

7) Policies, mechanisms and incentives need to be evolved for innovations and application of new technologies in service sector. Private sector context (1) The SMEs would themselves have to take initiatives and change their mind set to compete globally. Large companies and TNCs also need to assist and network to develop technological and management capabilities of SMEs since they are now more active players in their supply chain management. (2) E-learning methodologies, along with conventional modes of training would be useful for on-the-job training and skill development of entrepreneurs and employees.

2005 2 Draft Conceptual Framework Sept. 2005 3 Fact-finding Mission Oct. 2005 4 Draft Report and Policy Recommendations Nov. 2005 5 Regional Consultative Meeting Jan. 2006 6 Final Report and Recommendations Mar. 2006 In this report, a subnational innovation system and related policies are reviewed in terms of concepts and today's SME policies. Chapter II is mainly focusing on a conceptual framework. In chapter II, there is discussion on similar and/or traditional concepts and those concepts are compared to clarify the concept of a subnational innovation systems.

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