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Financing SMEs and entrepreneurs 2012, an OECD scoreboard

Access to finance represents one of the most significant challenges for entrepreneurs and for the creation, survival and growth of small businesses. As governments address this challenge, they are running up against a major and longstanding obstacle to policy making: insufficient evidence and data. Better data is needed to understand the financing needs of SMEs and entrepreneurs and to provide the basis for informed institutional and public policy decisions. This first edition of ""Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs: An OECD Scoreboard"" represents a major step in addressing this obstacle by e
Table Of Contents
Foreword; Acknowledgements; Country expert team; Table of Contents; Acronyms and abbreviations; Chapter 1. Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs: Understanding and Developing an OECD Scoreboard; Introduction; Indicators; Table 1.1. Core indicators of the OECD Scoreboard on SME and entrepreneurship finance; Data collection; Cross-country comparability; Definition of indicators and data collection: Current challenges and recommendations; SME population covered; SME loan data: definitions and contents; Data on government loan guarantees; Venture capital data; Demand-side data collection
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non fiction
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1 online resource (198 p.)
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