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.



Local Infrastructure: Shortening the last mile

The fourth industrial revolution has been heralded as having the potential to connect billions more people and to improve dramatically the efficiency of organizations. The underlying assumption is that people and enterprises are actually connected to one another and to new technologies via the internet or transport infrastructure.


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