SME Competitiveness Outlook 2020

COVID-19: The Great Lockdown and its Impact on Small Business

Author: International Trade Center

Publisher: United Nations

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

View: 937

This publication is released at a time where the world is carefully moving out of the 'great lockdown' stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, a partial or complete lockdown of the majority of economies across the globe for six weeks or longer. There are reasons to believe that this simultaneous shutdown of economic and social activities has succeeded in pre-empting what could have become a disastrous global health crisis. But the shutdown is likely to have major economic consequences that remain difficult to assess.

Sme Competitiveness Outlook 2020

Covid-19: the Great Lockdown and Its Impact on Small Business

Author: United Nations Publications

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 172

View: 795

Increasing annual investments in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries by $1 trilling would yield disproportionate dividends in terms of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while also delivering healthy returns for investors. Yet, less than 1% of the tens of trillions of dollars that global asset managers have under management is currently invested in developing country SMEs. This edition of SME Competitiveness Outlook explains how best to scale up private sector investment in developing country SMEs for sustainable development impact. It identifies four main streams through which investors, facilitators and enterprises can form partnerships for sustainable development, and it makes a strong case for investing in small businesses to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

SME Competitiveness Outlook 2017

The Region - A Door to Global Trade

Author: International Trade Centre

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 283

This year’s report focuses on regional trade, the most common form of trade for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It contains 50 country profiles, featuring detailed SME competitiveness assessments and information on each country’s export potential within and outside their geographical region. Success stories of value chain integration are provided for Ghana, Hungary, Indonesia, Kenya and Morocco. The report provides targeted advice for policymakers, businesses, and trade and investment support institutions, and combines data analysis, case studies, academic insights and opinions by thought leaders.

SME Competitiveness Outlook 2016

Meeting the Standard for Trade

Author: International Trade Centre

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 235

Standards and regulations are an integral, if easily overlooked, part of our daily life. They determine whether a plug fits into a socket, whether food is safe for human consumption or whether a bank is allowed to take deposits. They are also an indispensable part of international trade. Using new evidence from ITC databases, this report reveals how standards and regulations are holding SME competitiveness back, but crucially, what SMEs and other stakeholders can do to make standards and regulations work for, and not against, SMEs. In this report, advice targeted at SME managers is presented, as well as how Trade and Investment Support Institutions and policymakers can influence the business environment to boost competitiveness, and integration into global markets.

SME Competitiveness Outlook 2019

Big Money for Small Business - Financing the Sustainable Development Goals

Author: International Trade Centre

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 478

Increasing annual investments in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries by $1 trilling would yield disproportionate dividends in terms of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while also delivering healthy returns for investors. Yet, less than 1% of the tens of trillions of dollars that global asset managers have under management is currently invested in developing country SMEs. This edition of SME Competitiveness Outlook explains how best to scale up private sector investment in developing country SMEs for sustainable development impact. It identifies four main streams through which investors, facilitators and enterprises can form partnerships for sustainable development, and it makes a strong case for investing in small businesses to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Handbook of Research on Strategies and Interventions to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact on SMEs

Author: Baporikar, Neeta

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 628

View: 756

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of the modern world, and its impact is felt by all. The pandemic particularly has had a large impact on businesses as they were forced to close, supply chains were disrupted, and new health and safety precautions were adopted. As such, many businesses, especially small businesses, were faced with losses they could not afford. Governments and stakeholders across the world have thus needed to formulate various strategies and interventions to mitigate the negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as they relate to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Handbook of Research on Strategies and Interventions to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact on SMEs is a comprehensive reference source that encapsulates the overall effect of COVID-19 on SMEs and a variety of strategies to overcome the negative effects and create more sustainable policies and organizations moving forward. The book offers a thorough overview of interventions and tactics to help organizations, entrepreneurs, and institutions of higher learning overcome the negative impact of COVID-19 while preparing policies for a more effective post-pandemic world. Covering topics that include sustainable practices for development, interventions to lessen the impact of COVID-19, and psychological resilience for SME employees, this book is Ideal for entrepreneurs, managers, executives, small businesses, family firms, academicians, scholar-practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and students.

Resiliency Models and Addressing Future Risks for Family Firms in the Tourism Industry

Author: Zehrer, Anita

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 361

View: 491

Family-owned and family-run firms, which are mostly small and medium-sized enterprises, are important when it comes to tourist destinations. It is therefore essential to understand how family firms address future risks and the challenges they face as part of the tourism industry. Since family businesses play such an important role for the entire tourism industry, it is worthwhile to analyze this business type when it comes to organizational resilience. Further, the development of practical solutions from field or case studies are beneficial for creating valuable learning effects for both firms and destinations alike. The examination of one risk scenario and its successful or missing management might be beneficial to create useful learning effects for the future. Therefore, it is essential to understand contemporary issues and future challenges of family firms in the hospitality/service industry and to examine different perspectives at an individual, firm, and destination management level. Resiliency Models and Addressing Future Risks for Family Firms in the Tourism Industry provides an in-depth examination of tourism family firms, since these firms are essential for supplying solutions for challenges such as dealing with uncertainty, becoming or remaining resilient, and creating sustainable tourism destinations. The chapters address the challenges of sustainability and resilience in an uncertain world and connects knowledge from family business research to tourism research, focusing on hospitality. Highlighted topics include organization ambidexterity, pandemic risk, firm management and leadership, and technology use in firm operations. This book is essential for family firms, hotel management, entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, tourism professionals, academicians, researchers, and students seeking the most advanced research on family firm’s resilience and risk management within the tourism industry.

Handbook of Research on Using Global Collective Intelligence and Creativity to Solve Wicked Problems

Author: Fields, Ziska

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 537

View: 703

Today’s world is continually facing complex and life-threatening issues that are too difficult or even impossible to solve. These challenges have been titled “wicked” problems due to their radical and multifarious nature. Recently, there has been a focus on global cooperation and gathering creative and diverse methods from around the world to solve these issues. Accumulating research and information on these collective intelligence methods is vital in comprehending current international issues and what possible solutions are being developed through the use of global collaboration. The Handbook of Research on Using Global Collective Intelligence and Creativity to Solve Wicked Problems is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the collaboration between global communities in developing creative solutions for radical worldwide issues. While highlighting topics such as collaboration technologies, neuro-leadership, and sustainable global solutions, this publication explores diverse collections of problem-solving methods and applying them on a global scale. This book is ideally designed for scholars, researchers, students, policymakers, strategists, economists, and educators seeking current research on problem-solving methods using collective intelligence and creativity.

The New Normal

Challenges of Managing Business, Social and Ecological Systems in the Post COVID 19 Era

Author: H Chaturvedi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 438

View: 787

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the world was caught unprepared. We had faced several disruptions including pandemic but not at this level. It brought everything to a grinding halt as nationwide lockdowns were imposed to stop the spread of infection. Businesses struggled, and then rose to the occasion to manage their work by redefining their business structure, work culture and strategies. This book has a collection of articles that are not just opinions and projections about future but phenomenon-based articles explored through theoretical lens and are not just limited to business and economy but ecological changes as well. The authors who have shared their knowledge and research hail from Bangladesh, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, UK, USA and Vietnam beside India. The diverse background of authors that include University Vice Chancellors, Directors, Distinguished Professors, and Senior Executives from the industry brings their unique perspective and insights in the articles. The 27 articles in this book are divided in 5 sections namely Higher Education Rebuilding Itself, Surviving the Crisis, Evolving Business Models and Organizational Strategies, Way Forward for the Economy, Impact on the Ecosystem and Society. Each article demystifies the multidimensional impact that the pandemic has had on the professional and personal spheres of the human lives. We hope that it will serve as true companion of a researcher.

Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2020

Financing for Sustainable Development Report

Author: Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 515

The Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR) assesses progress in implementing the commitments and actions in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. Its 2020 edition puts an emphasis on digital technologies, and their potential to accelerate progress in financing for development and SDG achievement, as well as the risks and challenges they create.

Start-up Law

Author: Alexandra Andhov

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 328

View: 266

This comprehensive Practical Guide provides direction on the wide array of legal questions and challenges that start-ups face. The Guide features analysis from five jurisdictions that represent a variety of legal traditions across different continents. Expert contributors address key legal issues for technology-based start-ups and entrepreneurs, as well as providing insights into the law and practice of the countries examined.

The Routledge Companion to Global Value Chains

Reinterpreting and Reimagining Megatrends in the World Economy

Author: Renu Agarwal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 497

This Companion provides a review of global value chains (GVCs) and the megatrends that are shaping them and will continue to reshape them in deep-set trajectories of change over the next few decades. Megatrends herald both challenges and opportunities. With the growing interest among business leaders and researchers in GVCs, this is a reference work which fills a gap in current literature by focusing on the new features of GVCs, including the shift of global purchasing power towards developing economies, the significance of emerging technologies and data analytics, the increasing tensions between globalisation and de-globalisation, and the role of micro-multinationals, start-up entrepreneurs, the public sector and middle markets in a fast-changing global economy. The early chapters are essentially intradisciplinary in character, with the first seeking to explore some historical aspects of GVCs. Subsequent chapters cover the theory and practice of operations and supply chain management, emerging supply chain technologies, and the impact of inter-firm collaboration across sectors and economies. The final chapters take a more interdisciplinary approach and examine topics at the interface of GVCs with the economy, society, culture and politics. This comprehensive handbook provides a timely analysis of leading-edge global megatrends and practices in one volume.

Framework for boosting intra-African trade in agricultural commodities and services

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 80

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The African agricultural and food market is expanding quickly as indicated by World Bank projections that show that the value of Africa’s agriculture and agribusiness industry is expected to more than triple to reach USD 1 trillion by 2030, compared to 2010 (World Bank, 2013). This provides an opportunity to not only boost trade in food and non-food agricultural commodities and services within the continent but also enhance food security in Africa. Regional integration is also gaining momentum as evidenced by progress in the creation of customs unions and the initial steps in setting up a common external tariff at the regional level in a number of regional economic communities (RECs) such as the East African Community (EAC) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) further reinforces the gains achieved in regional integration and opens new market opportunities for farmers and other economic operators.It has been shown that the export of higher value-added products made in Africa is greater in regional markets than in external markets outside Africa, which are typically dominated by raw material exports. However, more than a decade after the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) in Maputo in 2003 by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) in response to the stagnation of African agriculture, Africa continues to remain a marginal player, accounting for only 2.7 percent of world trade in goods and 5 percent of world agricultural trade (Bouët and Odjo, 2019).These figures are likely to trend downwards significantly in the near term due to the economic shock caused by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The continent currently depends to a significant degree on extra-African sources for imports of food and agricultural products. The share of intra-African agricultural trade has been consistently below 20 percent in recent decades (Bouët and Odjo, 2019; AGRA, 2019). Comparable figures for intraregional agricultural trade are higher for Asia and Europe (more than 60 percent).

SME Policy Index: Eastern Partner Countries 2020 Assessing the Implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe

Assessing the Implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 520

View: 403

This report marks the third edition in this series, following assessments in 2012 and 2016. It provides a comprehensive overview of the state of play in the implementation of the ten SBA principles, and monitors progress made since 2016. It also identifies remaining challenges affecting SMEs in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries and provides recommendations to address them based on EU and international good practice examples.

Latin American Economic Outlook 2020 Digital Transformation for Building Back Better

Digital Transformation for Building Back Better

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 308

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The Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO) 2020 focuses on the role of digital transformation in helping to navigate through challenging times. The Covid-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on socio-economic conditions, accentuating the already complex scenario faced by a region with significant structural weaknesses. This unprecedented crisis comes at a time of high aspirations and reinforces the need to transform the very foundations of the development model in the region.

OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2020

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 316

View: 924

The OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2020 examines trends and analyses emerging opportunities and challenges in the digital economy. This third edition of the OECD Digital Economy Outlook provides a holistic overview of converging trends, policy developments and data on both the supply and demand sides of the digital economy. It illustrates how the digital transformation is affecting economies and societies. Finally, it provides a special focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic is amplifying opportunities and challenges from the digital transformation.

OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook 2021

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 294

View: 677

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs have been hit hard during the COVID-19 crisis. Policy responses were quick and unprecedented, helping cushion the blow and maintain most SMEs and entrepreneurs afloat. Despite the magnitude of the shock, available data so far point to sustained start-ups creation, no wave of bankruptcies, and an impulse to innovation in most OECD countries.

Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2020 – November Update Ongoing Challenges of COVID-19

Ongoing Challenges of COVID-19

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 21

View: 301

The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India is a regular publication on regional economic growth, development and regional integration in Emerging Asia. This November Update of the Outlook, following the Update 2020 released in July, presents a regional economic monitor, depicting the economic outlook and macroeconomic challenges in the region amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2020 Rethinking Education for the Digital Era

Rethinking Education for the Digital Era

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 220

View: 733

The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India is a bi-annual publication on regional economic growth, development and regional integration in Emerging Asia. It focuses on the economic conditions of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. It also addresses relevant economic issues in China and India to fully reflect economic developments in the region.