The role of SMEs in improving the competitive position of the European Union

Floyd, David and McManus, John (2005) The role of SMEs in improving the competitive position of the European Union. European Business Review, 17 (2). pp. 144-150. ISSN 0955-534X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09555340510588011

Abstract

Purpose – This paper sets out to examine the increasing importance of small firms in the European
Union (EU). It further contrasts policy making in EU member states and it traces the development of
an emerging EU-wide policy-making process.
Design/methodology/approach – Theories of entrepreneurship are drawn upon and data on the
role of small firms are considered.
Findings – Evidence suggests that some reorganisation of policy making in this field may be
justified.
Research limitations/implications – The limitations of current policy making are considered and
suggestions are made on how enterprise policy making should be shaped in the future.
Originality/value – Further work contrasting the success of other global competitors may also be
warranted.
Keywords Small to medium-sized enterprises, European Union
Paper type Research paper

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Purpose – This paper sets out to examine the increasing importance of small firms in the European Union (EU). It further contrasts policy making in EU member states and it traces the development of an emerging EU-wide policy-making process. Design/methodology/approach – Theories of entrepreneurship are drawn upon and data on the role of small firms are considered. Findings – Evidence suggests that some reorganisation of policy making in this field may be justified. Research limitations/implications – The limitations of current policy making are considered and suggestions are made on how enterprise policy making should be shaped in the future. Originality/value – Further work contrasting the success of other global competitors may also be warranted. Keywords Small to medium-sized enterprises, European Union Paper type Research paper
Keywords:SMEs, European Union, European politics
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N110 European Business studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:560
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:22 Jun 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:12

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