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Impact of Industrial Policies on the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/7

The impact of industrial policies on the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises is examined in this study and analytical tools for impact assessment are suggested. Industrial...

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Best Practices and Tools for Increasing Productivity and Competitiveness in the Production Sectors: Assessment of Zaatar Productivity and Competitiveness in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2010/Technical Paper.3

The Arabic term zaatar designates a variety of aromatic perennial plants typically harvested from the wild, which generally belong to the Origanum, Thymus and other genera of the Lamiaceae (mint)...

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Competitiveness of the ICT Sector in the Arab Region: Innovation and Investment Imperatives

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/4

Developing countries have often focused on venture capital to boost investment. Some Arab countries are proponents of that approach, launching many funds geared towards the promotion of...

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Environmental Standards and Competitiveness of Key Economic Sectors

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/4

While some analysts consider environmental standards as a valuable mechanism for improving production efficiency, others argue that compliance with those standards is an additional and costly...

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Competition and Regulation in the Arab Region, Economic Governance Series 2015

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/5

Competition policy and regulation are essential components of economic systems at the national, regional and global levels. In Arab countries, however, heavily concentrated and inefficient...

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Increasing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises through the Use of Environmentally Sound Technologies: Assessing the Potential for the Development of Second-generation Biofuels in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/5

While international debate continues regarding the development of primary biofuels, second-generation biofuels derived from agricultural waste have emerged as an environmentally sound alternative...

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