SME Competitiveness Outlook 2018

Business Ecosystems for the Digital Age

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New technologies like advanced robotics, 3-D printing, big data and the internet of things are rapidly changing the way in which firms do business. A strong business ecosystem is necessary to manage this change. This year’s SME Competitiveness Outlook tells how to build it. The report combines data analysis, academic insights, thought leader views and case studies. It provides information and guidance for policymakers, businesses, and trade and investment support institutions.



The digital platform revolution

The digital platform revolution has ushered in a new era of doing business. From firms that own and control their resources to firms that manage and orchestrate them, technological change has revolutionized production, connectivity and distribution. A key feature of this revolution is the digital platform – an online intermediary that links producers, consumers and service providers, and takes advantage of its reach and network.


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