The small-business advantage
Around the world, the small and medium-sized enterprises are a vital engine of innovation and job creation. Therefore, understanding the real challenges and opportunities shaping the future of SMEs is a matter of the highest importance.
In this issue, we look at how SMEs promote diversification of economic activities, support sustainable development, stimulate innovation and develop entrepreneurial skills, while contributing significantly to exports and trade. We also look at why International Standards are of economic importance, and how SMEs (despite all obstacles) stand to gain most from their use.
Is the dawn of the space revolution over, or are we teetering on the brink of a new chapter ? Rusty Rentsch, Chair of ISO/TC 20, Aircraft and space vehicles, shares his thoughts on the aerospace spaceflight industry and its future.
Boeing forecasts more than 36 000 new airplanes by 2033.
Rusty Rentsch, Chair of ISO/TC 20
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Around the world, the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector is a vital engine of innovation and job creation. Understanding the real challenges and opportunities shaping the future of SMEs, then, is a matter of the highest importance.
Engaged in the fight against copyright piracy and counterfeit standards, the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) has successfully dismantled a number of nefarious online networks, ensuring standards users get the real McCoy. Mr. Guo Hui (SAC) and Nicolas Fleury (ISO/CS) tell us more.