“scale up” account for the majority of new jobs in the economy. These firms can play a key role in the recovery. However, scaling up brings new challenges.
Carlo is an Economist at the Economic Analysis, Data and Statistics Division of the OECD Centre for SMEs, Regions, and Cities. His areas of expertise are micro-data analysis, business dynamics, innovation, regional and urban economics, and policy evaluation. Carlo first joined the OECD in 2011 and also held positions at the Central Bank of Italy and at Laterite, a fast-growing research company operating in East Africa. He authored several highly cited academic publications and OECD working papers. Carlo holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, and graduate and undergraduate degrees in Economics for the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy.
Is your next-door SME scaling up?
The success story of Fine Food Group looks different from the glitzy high-tech start-ups featured in business magazines or in investment blogs. The OECD report Understanding Firm Growth: Helping SMEs Scale Up shows that its storyis nonetheless much more representative of a typical scaler than that of a high-tech start-up.