Definitions of Small and Medium Enterprise in Global Economics and the European Union – Some Theoretical and Practical Aspects
AbstractExamined are the main criteria which are used to define small and medium enterprises (SME) in different countries. They are subdivided into quantitative and qualitative. To the quantitative refer: number of employees, sales turnover, balance number, size of assets and market share. In the analysis of the main qualitative characteristics of small business a confirmation about them is sought in the works of researchers or studies of a broad time perimeter – from Schumpeter, Kondratieff ant the Bolton Committee to the contemporary research of the European Commission. Conclusions have been reached about common and specific peculiarities typical for the different definitions. Some conclusions have been made about the changes in the contemporary European common view on small and medium enterprises.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute in its journal Economic Thought.
Volume (Year): (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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